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.
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.
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