Valerie Thompson

Catch up on the exploits and plans of Valerie Thompson, the “Queen of Speed” and “World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer” in the Arizona Driver Magazine July-August issue, after her (four-wheeled!) World Record attempt at Lake Gairdner salt flats in South Australia was scrubbed due to coronavirus. There’s still next year! And in between, perhaps Bonneville.

Racing Awards & Accolades

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  • Featured in "Rockets and Titans" upcoming film documentary – 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
  • First female member of Dry Lakes Racers Australia (DLRA) 300 MPH Motorcycle Club – 2018
  • Recipient of DLRA “Fastest Lady on the Lake Award” (328.467 mph) – 2018
  • First female appointee to Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors – 2017
  • Recipient of “Top Speed Award” at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (304.263 mph) - 2016
  • Beads of Courage Celebrity Ambassador
  • Award winning rock band, CTS Inspired song “Quarter Mile”
  • Texas Mile “Most Runs Over 200 MPH” Award – 2014
  • Recipient of American Woman Riders Association Community Hero Award
  • Recipient of Red-Carpet Award by Delores Seright, author of Amazing Women “Shattering Barriers”
  • Guest Celebrity Rider/Speaker for International Female Ride Day – 2013 - 2019