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CTEK Renews Sponsorship of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Motorcycle Racing Team

TWINSBURG, Ohio — CTEK Power, Inc. has renewed its sponsorship of Valerie Thompson Racing for the 2014 season. Owner and driver Valerie Thompson is a six-time land speed record holder and one of America’s fastest females on two-wheels.

Riding the CTEK-sponsored BMW 1000 RR, Thompson shattered the East Coast Timing

Photo courtesy of Valerie Thompson Racing

Photo courtesy of Valerie Thompson Racing

Association (ECTA) one-mile record in the MPS/Modified Class during the recent Ohio Mile competition in Wilmington, Ohio. Thompson clocked in at 208.7 mph, easily breaking the former record of 205 mph. Thompson’s new record also qualified her for membership in the exclusive ECTA 200 MPH Club while claiming bragging rights as the fastest RR in the MPS/F-1000 Class.

“It is a great honor and achievement to be the newest member of the ECTA’s 200 MPH Club, especially since I am only the third female of less than 100 members,” said Thompson. “I’m proud to represent CTEK throughout the 2014 campaign and we thank them for once again being one of our valued sponsors.”

Thompson and her CTEK-sponsored BMW team now turn their sights on setting new land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the August 9-15 speed trials.

“We offer our congratulations to Valerie and her team for this incredible achievement at the Ohio Mile,” said Matt Ingram, regional sales manager for CTEK. “Valerie is a great ambassador for our chargers and accessories, and we are thrilled to renew our sponsorship. She brings passion and enthusiasm to her loyal fans who help support her sponsors.”

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CTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson Will Appear at Company’s SEMA Show Booth

Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of CTEK_VT201mph_RGB_LRValerie Thompson Racing (VTR),  will appear on Wednesday, November 6 and Friday, November 8 at the CTEK Booth (#10543) during the 2013 SEMA Show. The motorcyclist’s celebrity appearance at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be held both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“CTEK is a proud sponsor of Valerie and we are excited to have her join us at SEMA this year,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “Valerie is a great ambassador for our chargers and accessories, bringing her passion and enthusiasm to her loyal fans who help support her sponsors.”

Thompson is one of the most determined and successful independent female racers competing today, living in a world of speed on and off the racetrack. After a successful career in banking, she became a top competitor in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series. Driven to go even faster, Thompson is now a five-time motorcycle land speed record holder and racing team owner.

About Valerie Thompson

Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed and 1000cc Class Record of 212 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is a member of both the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club.

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CTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson becomes newest member of BUB Speed Trials “201 MPH Club” at Bonneville Salt Flats

Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of CTEK_VT201mph_RGB_LRValerie Thompson Racing (VTR), joined the “201 MPH Club” after posting a record two-way average speed of 201.02 MPH in the 1000cc MPS/AG class at the recent Motorcycle-only BUB Speed Trials.  Valerie held this record for only a short period, as her record was surpassed later in the event.  “They say you don’t own a record, they are only on loan.  It would have been nice if they loaned it to me for a bit longer,” said a smiling Thompson.

“Because of the support of our sponsors and partners such as CTEK, our BMW was perfectly prepared and performing much better at BUB as soon as it rolled-off the trailer. Even with the strong winds I achieved a long-time goal of joining the BUB 201 MPH Club here on the Salt,” stated Thompson. “I’ve taken my BMW over 200 mph multiple times, but it was always on paved tracks. Exceeding 200 mph on the salt at Bonneville is extremely gratifying due to the difficulty to achieve those speeds on the irregular, unpredictable surface,” added Thompson.

“Valerie has a passion for speed that runs deep, and her enthusiasm and personality draw others into her quest for more and more velocity,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc.  “At CTEK we are happy to be a part of Valerie’s program, and be able to take part in her journey.  Valerie does a great job of promoting CTEK at events, and makes sure all of her fans feel like part of the team.”

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CTEK-Sponsored Motorcycle Land Speed Record-Holder Valerie Thompson Attends BMW Motorrad Days in Germany

(Twinsburg, Ohio) – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power USA sponsored Valerie_Thompson_RGB_LRowner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), attended the BMW Motorrad Days 2013 celebration July 5-7 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

BMW Motorrad Days 2013 was a three-day extravaganza featuring “everything BMW” that drew over 35,000 attendees. Billed as the “biggest BMW party of the year,” it included new motorcycle introductions, special bike tours, riding demonstrations and races. The highly anticipated inaugural Classic Boxer Sprint, organized by the top German motorcycle magazine MO, showcased the new BMW Concept Ninety homage motorcycle.

“I can’t thank the wonderful folks at BMW Motorrad enough for the opportunity to attend this major event that attracted BMW enthusiasts from around the world,” stated Thompson, who is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. “I had a great time at the event, and I was flattered to be included in so many facets of it. The BMW Motorrad hosts were gracious and made sure that I was involved in everything from the Motorrad 90th anniversary signature book to the numerous photo shoots and interviews. The highlight for me was winning the Classic Boxer Sprint on the Roland Sands BMW Concept Ninety.”

“We couldn’t be more proud that Valerie was honored with this invitation,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power USA. “She works hard to prepare and compete in these events and is a great brand ambassador for CTEK. We are thrilled to be associated with Valerie and her team and expect her to shatter more speed records in 2013.”

CTEK’s sponsorship of Thompson extends to her next land speed racing competition to be held August 10-16 at SCTA’s Speed Week on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. While there Thompson hopes to set new land speed racing records on her CTEK sponsored BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle. For details, visit www.scta-bni.org.

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5-Time Land Speed Motorcycle Record Holder Valerie Thompson to Appear at SEMA Show with Martech Quality Air Breathing Systems

(Las Vegas, NV) – October 29, 2012 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will be hosting autograph and photo opportunities at the Martech Services Company display (Booth 11133) at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas from Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 from 11 am till 3 pm daily. She will also make appearances at the CTEK Battery Chargers (Booth 10419).

Thompson set 3 new land speed records this year with her Martech Services Company sponsored S1000RR, now one of the world’s fastest production land speed racing BMW Superbike after running a top speed of 209.5 mph at the Mojave Magnum event in June. Thompson now holds three land speed records in East Coast Timing Associations (ECTA) events and two records at the Bonneville Salt Flats BUB Speed Trials. Video: http://vimeo.com/50895131?action=share (more…)

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CTEK Will Launch New Barrett-Jackson Branded Battery Charger at Prestigious Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction January 12-19

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK, a leader in smart charging battery systems, will launch the CTEK_BJ_RGB_LROfficial Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Scottsdale Auction scheduled from January 12-19, 2014.  CTEK is one of a handful of elite companies with an official licensing agreement with Barrett-Jackson and will be onsite for the event in the sponsor pavilion.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer, is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger and maintainer for collector car owners with exacting demands. The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah.

“We are excited about our partnership with Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and for the opportunity to participate in their prestigious event in Scottsdale,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “We look forward to providing more information to Barrett-Jackson clients and answering their questions about our new charger.”

In addition, Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will be making celebrity appearances at the CTEK exhibit in the sponsor pavilion during the auction week and attendees will get a chance to see her BMW racing bike there. Thompson is a five-time motorcycle land speed record holder and racing team owner.

The Barrett-Jackson 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction is being held at the all-new facility at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson’s historic auction week attracts top car aficionados and collectors with some of the world’s most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer comes with a five year warranty and will be available during the Scottsdale Auction. It is also available at the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com or through CTEK at www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson.

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Performance Business – 11/05/2013

PerformanceBiz_VTCTEK Hosts Valerie Thompson

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Vehicle Service Pros – 10/29/2013

VehicleServicePros_VT_SEMACTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson to be a SEMA

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SEMA – 10/1/2013

SEMA_VT_201MPHCTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson Becomes Newest Member of BUB Speed Trials “201 MPH Club” at Bonneville Salt Flats

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Ultimate Motorcycling – 09/11/13

UltimateMotorcycling_ValerieThompson_201mphValerie Thompson Joins 201 MPH Club at Bonneville Salt Flats

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