Valerie Thompson Racing

Valerie Thompson Racing

World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer 328 mph, 10x Speed Record Holder, America’s Queen of Speed * Australia’s fastest land speed streamliner motorcycle rider – 2020
* Featured in the book “The History of Speed” by Martin Roach - 2020
* Only female racer on “World’s Top 10 Fastest Motorcycle Riders” list 2019
* Named one of “Top 100 Leaders in Powersports” (Dealernews) – 2019
* Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Inductee – 2018
* Recipient of DLRA “Fastest Lady on the Lake Award” 328.467 mph – 2018
* First female member of Dry Lakes Racers Australia (DLRA) 300 MPH Club
* Featured in "Rockets and Titans" upcoming film documentary - TBD

Operating as usual

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 09/15/2022

Great day with all these ladies doing drills, drills and more drills!! Thank you Ryan Howard for keeping us ladies in mode!!

09/04/2022

It’s show time here in Newport Beach. Women’s singles is getting ready to start!!

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 08/28/2022

Thank you Becki for a great pickleball day on your home court at the Wickenburg Ranch. We are getting ready for a big tournament!

08/20/2022

It’s tournament day at The Prescott Lakes Tournament here in Prescott!! Today is mixed doubles 3.5 bracket 50+. Cross your fingers no rain…!

08/10/2022

Working out the MPH on the pickleball court this morning!! Loving my new @lululemon top!!

08/09/2022

Happy National Pickleball Day to all picklers! Pickleball was invented 57 years ago in Bainbridge Island, WA. What better way to celebrate and hit the courts with friends. Let's go! @gearbox_pickleball

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 08/07/2022

Race Update from the 74th Year Annual Speedweek 2022 Bonneville Salt Flats.

Utter disappointment. There’s no other way to put it. But we’ll do what racers do…pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and try again. It’s how we roll!

Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats was officially cancelled this morning. It rained hard and the salt flats are one big lake. There’s no hope for a dry race course this week. The standing water is running board deep at the end of the road! Everyone is beginning to retrieve their things and head home.

I continue to be grateful for the Target 550 team, the terrific land speed racing community and all the sponsors who are part of this effort. This is just a speed bump—we’ll be back, so stay tuned!

Valerie

08/02/2022

I am super proud of Team Jigsaw Health. Today I got to visit their new pickleball courts called The Orchard and I only have one word... AMAZING! Dear Jigsaw... on top of your great products that keep me going... you built at the most beautiful facility and I can’t wait to play there one day. I am so excited and proud to be an ambassador for Jigsaw!

Copy from Jigsaw....

Jigsaw is teaming up with the PPA to launch Tuesday Night Pickleball™ – a new, made-for-TV showcase launching tonight on August 2… 1 night, 1 match, 4 players – and your vote decides the teams! A shout out to my friends who played today... Tori and Kevin... great job today!

Tuesday Night Pickleball @ The Orchard begins Tue Aug 2 and features four PPA All-stars: Lucy Kovalova, Catherine Parenteau, Irina Tereschenko, and Jessie Irvine. The second TNP event on Tue Aug 9 features Ben Johns, Collin Johns, Tyler Loong, and AJ Koller. Again, your vote at TuesdayPB.com decides the teams!

The Orchard @ Jigsaw Health will host a total of 6 Tuesday Night Pickleball events in 2022. Each event will be broadcast live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on PPA’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

VALERIE THOMPSON on Instagram: "Stay tuned for more updates from the race track at the Bonneville Salt Flats next week. Racing starts Aug 6-12th. @valeriethompsonracing @bestlineracing @purelysedona @cars_and_capital_markets #ValerieThompson... 07/31/2022

VALERIE THOMPSON on Instagram: "Stay tuned for more updates from the race track at the Bonneville Salt Flats next week. Racing starts Aug 6-12th. @valeriethompsonracing @bestlineracing @purelysedona @cars_and_capital_markets #ValerieThompson...

Stay tuned for updates from the racetrack next week!! We are headed back to the Bonneville Salt Flats next week! Racing starts August 6-12th. Stay tuned!!

VALERIE THOMPSON on Instagram: "Stay tuned for more updates from the race track at the Bonneville Salt Flats next week. Racing starts Aug 6-12th. @valeriethompsonracing @bestlineracing @purelysedona @cars_and_capital_markets #ValerieThompson... VALERIE THOMPSON shared a post on Instagram: "Stay tuned for more updates from the race track at the Bonneville Salt Flats next week. Racing starts Aug 6-12th. @valeriethompsonracing @bestlineracing @purelysedona @cars_and_capital_markets ...

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/30/2022

Thank you @arizonadriver magazine for a great write up before we head back to the salt flats!

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/24/2022

Won silver today in women’s singles 3.0,50+. An amazing tournament winning two silver medals!! I enjoy singles so much and I can’t wait for the next tournament. National Pickleball Jigsaw Health Gearbox Paddleball

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/24/2022

Silver medal winners today with Andre at the National Pickleball Prescott Summer Classic!! Gearbox Paddleball Jigsaw Health

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/23/2022

Getting ready to start play this morning at the @espiresports NP Prescott Summer Classic Tournament. Give a big high five to Andre @the_dinking_kid who’s only 12 years old…we are ready!

07/22/2022

Coming up next… headed to Prescott, AZ tomorrow for a pickleball tournament at Espire Sports. I am so excited to play with my new partner Andre who is only 12 years old in mixed doubles!! We are team Gearbox Pickleball and Im looking forward to sharing this experience with him! Valerie Thompson Racing

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/14/2022

First class hats! Shoutout to Fuel Clothing for creating these awesome mesh back flatbill hats featuring a checker design printed under the bill with a snapback closure for the perfect fit. Protect yourself from the summer heat and support the world’s fastest female motorcycle racer!
Apparel➡️ https://www.valeriethompsonracing.com/vtr-shop

07/13/2022

Be the same woman, with the same name, just with a different mindset and a new growth game!!!

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/12/2022

Our Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA) Test & Tune days at the Bonneville Salt Flats went well. Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since I last drove the Target 550 streamliner. After all that time, our testing priority was gaining seat time for me, training new crew and data collection.

We made four runs and posted a top speed of the event at 264 mph. Thanks to master fabricator Jim Hume, owner Marlo Treit, crew chief-Korey Biegh and crew, the 550 was fast despite both engines being detuned and removal of the superchargers. I hit all my shift points (6,000 RPM’s), stopped safely with chutes and most importantly … nothing broke! Big thank you to Chet Thomas and Patrick Volk for letting us use their push truck! Also, great to have my former BUB 7 teammates Jim Moser and Danny Wager supporting the Target 550 team!

Now I’ll focus on prepping for 4 pickleball tournaments before we return to Bonneville for SCTA Southern California Timing Association Speedweek August 6-12, 2022, so stay tuned.

07/11/2022

The World’s fastest female motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson needs a great performance paddle on the court!! 📸: Valerie Thompson Racing SHEFIT Gearbox Pickleball

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/09/2022

It’s day 2 here at the Bonneville Salt Flats! I’m feeling good and ready to get the Target 550 streamliner down the track! So excited that my BUB 7 former teammates are here cheering us on!! Thank you Jim Moser and Danny for coming out and supporting the team!!

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/09/2022

Race day update: Today, we made our first low speed run under 200 mph with 11-17 mph of cross wind. This streamliner weighs 8,800 lbs. plus ME...so its a bit okay in these wind conditions at low speed. I’m glad I was able to experience the wind but it’s much different when I raced the BUB 7 motorcycle streamliner with less than 3 mph of wind! Early tomorrow morning we will make another run and the wind should be just right!



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07/08/2022

Headed to the starting line for our first pass of the day!! Our goal is seat time, make solid runs and stop safe!!

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07/08/2022

We passed tech inspection and tomorrow we’ll make 1-2 runs down
the race track after the drivers meeting! Shake down runs in the Target 550 Streamliner car is going to be epic!! I’ll try to do some live streaming as well so stay tuned!!

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/07/2022

I’m in my “happy place” now since arriving at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Everyone on the Target 550 team is excited to have the car back on the racecourse after a 3-yr. hiatus. We hope to make 2 passes per day thru July 10 to tune up the car and train new team members.

 

07/07/2022

Going live in 5 minutes while unloading the Target 550 Streamliner!! We are on the salt and getting ready for tech inspection!!

07/06/2022

Headed to Bonneville this morning but this vehicle might slow me down. Thank you @ettarestaurant_scottsdale for a great meal before my race event this week!

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/03/2022

A beginning of a new journey in pickleball!! Took 4th place in Women’s singles yesterday. A big thank you to @daveconleypb for warming me up and coaching me! I appreciate the support… playing singles is a bit lonely but when you have friends and fans cheering you all is all I need. Heading home to switch gears to get into race ready mode! Bonneville here I come July 6-10th for our first test session in almost 3 years!! I need a little RPM’s after that insane facility with tons of great players. Let’s go!!!

A big shout out to JigSaw and Purely Sedona Water for keeping me hydrated. Gearbox Pickleball Jigsaw Health lululemon USA Pickleball Purely Sedona


Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/01/2022

Greetings from Newport Beach and Happy 4th of July. It was a great day with my partner Lucy representing Team USA. We won our first match and lost the next two. Coming back tomorrow for singles and I hope to be standing on the podium! Come on out to watch 8:00AM tomorrow!! There are many great vendors!! SHEFIT Gearbox Pickleball Jigsaw Health lululemon USA Pickleball

Photos from Valerie Thompson Racing's post 07/01/2022

We are ready for tomorrow!! Lucy and I are playing tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM at the Consumer Cellular USA Newport Beach Championships Tournament and we are ready!!! @newportbeachttc @usapickleball

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Coming up next… headed to Prescott, AZ tomorrow for a pickleball tournament at Espire Sports. I am so excited to play wi...
We passed tech inspection and tomorrow we’ll make 1-2 runs down the race track after the drivers meeting! Shake down run...
Engine start up with both engines!
Unloading the Target 550 Streamliner very carefully!
Tony and Valerie playing singles!  So much fun.  Tony is really good in singles.
Great video of this incredible vehicle!  Horsepower: 2,500 each @ 7200 rpm, Length: 43 feet long, 3' wide, 3.5’ tall, We...
And there she goes... Bronze winner!
Fun fun fun! Now let’s go racing!!!
Beginners guide to surviving a 32 mph bike ride in plank position at the Bonneville Salt Flats!

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