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Articles for Land Speed Racing

Sam Wheeler Aims for Land Speed Record

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Sam Wheeler is preparing to break the land speed record with a run of more than 400 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2014.

CTEK Re-Sponsors Valerie Thompson Racing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
CTEK renews sponsorship of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Motorcycle Racing Team.

Motorcycle Racers to Chase Bonneville Flats

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Motorcycle racers to chase records at Bonneville Salt Flats.

Ack Attack Primed to Break 400 mph Barrier

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Motorcycle USA contributor Rocky Robinson and the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack team are prepped and ready to break the 400 mph barrier on a two-wheeled machine at the upcoming Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout.

Triumph Streamliner Joins Race to 400 mph

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Triumph joins the land speed racing charge to 400 mph with its Castrol Rocket streamliner, powered by two Rocket III Triples and piloted by Jason DiSalvo.

B-King Breaks 200 mph at Texas Mile

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Joe Robbins modded a Suzuki B-King for drag racing and then took it to the Texas Mile in March 2013, where he rocketed into the 200 mph club.

Legend Bill Warner Killed in High Speed Crash

Monday, July 15, 2013
The motorcycle racing community suffered a tragic loss yesterday when record holder Bill Warner crashed at high speeds while competing in the 2013 Maine Event and later died at the hospital.

Valerie Thompson At Germany BMW Days

Friday, July 12, 2013
CTEK-sponsored motorcycle land speed record-holder Valerie Thompson attends the BMW Motorrad Days in Germany.

Thompson to Defend Land Speed Record

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Valerie Thompson returns to Ohio to defend land speed records at the Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge.

Valerie Thompson Prepares for Texas Mile

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Five time Land Speed record holder Valerie Thompson prepares for her first 2013 racing event at the Texas Mile.

Valerie Thompson to Appear at Long Beach IMS

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5-Time land speed motorcycle record holder Valerie Thompson is to appear at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show December 7-9.

Toseland Tosses Hat into 400 mph Ring

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Former World Superbike star James Toseland joins Rocky Robinson, Chris Carr and Sam Wheeler in the chases to 400 mph – announcing via Twitter his land speed racing plans.

Lightning Superbike Sets LSR Record

Friday, November 16, 2012
A Lightening electric superbike powered by DC Solar Solutions and SMA America reached a speed of 189 mph, a new land speed record for electric motorcycles.

Valerie Thompson to Appear at SEMA Show

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Five-time Land Speed Motorcycle record holder Valerie Thompson is to appear at the SEMA Show with Martech Quality Air Breathing Systems.

Record-Breaking CBR600RR at SEMA Show

Friday, October 19, 2012
Cathy Butler's ACAT Global Honda CBR600RR, which set a new land speed record in 2007 for gasoline-powered 650cc motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats, will be on display during the SEMA show in Las Vegas October 30-November 2, 2012.

Thompson Captures Two Land Speed Records

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Valerie Thompson captures two new land speed records at ECTA’s Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge.

S1000RR Sets Record at BUB Speed Trials

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
New world and national records for BMW motorcycles as Andy Sills and Erin Hunter pilot the BMW S 1000 RR to new heights at Bonneville.

Sam Wheeler Prepares for 400 mph

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Land Speed Racing legend Sam Wheeler is retooling his E-Z-Hook Streamliner this fall for the first 400 mph motorcycle run at Bonneville.

Valerie Thompson To Compete At Bonneville

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Valerie Thompson, owner and driver of the Valerie Thompson Racing Team, heads back to Bonneville to compete in three land speed racing events.

Valerie Thompson Sets New Land Speed Record

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Valerie Thompson set a new land speed record in the PP-1000 Production motorcycle class, hitting a top speed of 197.46 mph at the ECTA Ohio Mile event.