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Articles for Land Speed Racing

Valerie Thompson Tops 217 MPH at Texas Mile

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Valerie Thompson tops her personal best top speed aboard a BMW S1000RR at Texas Mile Speed Festival.

Rain Stalls Triumph Rocket's Record Attempt

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Inclement weather has forced the Triumph Castrol Rocket to wait until 2015 to make an attempt at breaking the motorcycle land speed record.

Motus Sets New Salt Flats Speed Record

Monday, October 6, 2014
Motus Factory Racing set the two fastest land speed records of any American production motorcycle at the 2014 Bonneville Speed Trials.

Valerie Thompson Sets New LSR Record

Friday, September 12, 2014
Valerie Thompson earned her 200-mph Red Hat at the Bonneville Salt Flats after logging a 208.8 mph run on her BMW S1000RR during the 2014 World of Speed event.

Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout Postponed

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Recent inclement weather has forced organizers to postpone the Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout until October 5-10, 2014.

Triumph Castrol Rocket in Mike Cook Shootout

Friday, September 5, 2014
The Triumph Castrol Rocket will make a bid for 400 mph during the 2014 Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout.

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.