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Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of Valerie 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.
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 Valerie 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.”
CTEK-Sponsored Motorcycle Land Speed Record-Holder Valerie Thompson Attends BMW Motorrad Days in Germany
(Twinsburg, Ohio) – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power USA sponsored owner/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.
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…)