Valerie Thompson Racing, 2x Bonneville Land Speed Record Holder
Once sponsorship is secured, Valerie will campaign a Pro Stock Motorcycle in 2009-2010 in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Full Throttle Championship Drag Racing Series.
Opportunities include: Sponsor ID on race bike/trailer/website/uniforms/licensed souvenirs, race credentials, VIP/Client Hospitality, driver appearances, product sampling. All 24 NHRA are events are televised nationally throughout the USA and 111 countries. Race events are televised on ESPN2, Armed Force Network and U.S. Navy Direct to Sailor TV. NHRA has over 2 million spectators attend events annually and 65 million television viewers in 97 million households. NHRA has 22 million fans that make up 14.5% of U.S. population and are sponsor loyal fans, 77% male, 22% female. NHRA Official Publication–National Dragster, 48 issues, 80K subscribers and 350K weekly readers. NHRA Official Website–NHRA.com has 2.8 million monthly visitors and 36+ million monthly page views.
Valerie Thompson is a woman who loves a challenge, loves to ride, and has a gift for inspiring others. Valerie grew up in Tacoma, Washington and worked in the banking industry for over 13 years. She bought her first motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson, and three months later, she started working for her local Harley-Davidson dealership. Valerie then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and quickly found the need for speed. She then decided to pursue her passion for drag racing and took it to the next level. Valerie has displayed the ability to compete in motorcycle drag racing’s highest and most elite class – National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle Series.
Valerie became a full time drag racer in 2006 with the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA®). In 2007, Valerie finished third in the Nation and placed second in the Western Division Championship V-Rod® Destroyer class. The AHDRA also presented VTR Team with the celebrated “2007 Best Appearing Team Award”.
Valerie’s remarkable history speaks for itself with Two Land Speed Records and a multitude of fans that are familiar with her exciting story. Blessed with a dynamic personality and unmatched charisma with fans, Valerie always takes the time to make sure every fan feels like they are part of the Valerie Thompson Racing experience.
True to her love of the sport, it seems only natural that we find her where she is today. In 2006, Valerie piloted the “The World’s Fastest Panhead” to an AMA® National Land Speed Record of 145.417 mph at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. In 2007, Valerie again piloted the “World’s Fast Panhead” to a different National Land Speed Record of 161.736 mph. Additionally, one of Valerie’s future goals is to become the First Female to exceed 350 mph on two wheels at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
This fall Valerie will attempt to obtain her 3rd Land Speed Record and gain membership into the prestigious 200 mph Club. In addition, Valerie’s future goal is to become the first female to exceed 350 mph on a motorcycle at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.
In 2008, she formed her own race team, Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), and made her first NHRA professional debut at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, IN September 2008.
In 2009, Valerie and team VTR formed a partnership with Team Marines Racing. Team Marines Racing provides straight-line support for Marines, American Airmen, Soldiers, and Sailors coming home from combat. Proceeds generated by marketing efforts from Team Marines Racing are distributed to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and The Wounded Warrior Project as well as Valerie making time to stop at military events, VA Hospitals and Military Bases nationwide to visit our wounded warriors.
Valerie has been a guest or profiled on a variety of national platforms and media such as the famous GoDaddy.com Super Bowl Commercial featuring Danica Patrick, The POW MIA “Run for The Wall”, Discovery Channel, A&E, Speed, ESPN2, Super Bowl Red Carpet “Maxim” Magazine, V-Twin, American Iron, International Magazines, Hot Bike Bagger, Cycle Source, and 101 North Scottsdale Magazine, to name a few.