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Articles for Land Speed Racing

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.

LSR’s Thompson on North American Eagle

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Motorcycle Racer Valerie Thompson is set to pilot North American Eagle.

Valerie Thompson Gets Community Hero Award

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson receives 2011 Community Hero award by American Woman Riders Association.

Aprilia Enters 200 Club at Texas Mile

Friday, December 9, 2011
Team AF1 Racing/Punisher entered the 200 club at the Texas Mile after posting 200.8 mph with its AF1 Racing sponsored/Aprilia RSV Factory V-Twin.

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville’s 200 Club

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Valerie Thompson ran a personal best top speed of 201.01 mph with her Alter/Bivins Land Speed Racing Team prepared BMW S1000RR Superbike at the 8th Annual BUB Speed Trials.

Brough Superior Breaks Salt Record

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On September 1st, 2011 Brough Superior broke the AMA 1350-A-VG Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats with an average speed of 124.98 mph.

Bill Warner Reaches 278.6 mph at Texas Mile

Friday, October 29, 2010
Bill Warner set a new speed record at the Texas Mile aboard his 1299cc turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa, outpacing the previous record by 5.3 mph.

Aaron Wilson Breaks Bonneville Speed Record

Friday, October 22, 2010
Aaron Wilson set a 2-way average speed record of 195.264 mph in the 1650cc A-PF class at the Bonneville World Finals.

Ack Attack Again World's Fastest Motorcycle

Monday, September 27, 2010
The Top 1 Ack Attack streamliner is once again the "World's Fastest Motorcycle" after Rocky Robinson piloted it to an incredible 376.156 mph this past weekend on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Porterfield Fastest Woman on a Motorcycle

Monday, March 22, 2010
Foremost Insurance sponsored Leslie Porterfield was accepted by Guinness World Records as the Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle, a title that was previously held for over thirty years.

LSR Stars the Focus of MHoF Mtg at Daytona

Friday, February 26, 2010
Salt Star Leslie Porterfield will join other legendary salt racers Chris Carr and Denis Manning up on stage at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona.

Denis Manning 'World's Fastest' Interview

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Motorcycle USA talked to Denis Manning, the man behind BUB 7, aka the World's Fastest Motorcycle, at the recent Easyriders Bike Show in Sacramento, California.

Land Speed Featured at 22nd AMA Banquet

Monday, January 18, 2010
The World's fastest motorcyclists will be featured at the 22nd Annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum breakfast in Daytona on March 5th.

AMA Land Speed Racing at Bonneville

Monday, September 28, 2009
Pending ratification by AMA Racing and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), Chris Carr is once again the fastest man in the world on two wheels, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.