Land Speed Motorcycle Record Holder Valerie Thompson to Appear at Long Beach International Motorcycle Show
Valerie Thompson to appear at Long Beach IMS as guest of BMW Motorrad USA and Shorai Battery for Photo & Autograph Sessions
(Long Beach, CA) – December 3, 2012 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will display her record setting BMW S 1000 RR race bike and host autograph sessions at the BMW Motorrad USA booth at the upcoming International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach December 7-9. She will also make appearances at the Shorai Battery display in the Market Place area of the show.
Thompson set 3 new land speed records this year with her Martech Services Company sponsored BMW S 1000 RR. She also became a charter member of the “Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club” after running a top speed of 209.5 mph at the event in June. Thompson holds three land speed records in East Coast Timing Associations (ECTA) events and two records at the Bonneville Salt Flats BUB Speed Trials.
Based on Thompson’s successful racing results, BMW Motorrad USA will partner with VTR for the 2013 racing season through the BMW Motorrad HP Race Parts program. “Over the past few days, Mark Ledesma at GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale has been installing new BMW Motorrad HP Race Parts to my DoubleR. We can’t wait to dyno the bike with the new equipment. I’m looking forward to promoting the HP Race Parts program, my first choice when it comes to performance enhancing equipment for my race bike. I’m confident we’ll see a dramatic performance improvement,” said Thompson.
The show will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard.
Visit http://www.motorcycleshows.com/long-beach for show hours and ticket prices.
Valerie Thompson Background
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team. She has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & National Hot Rod Association drag racing series.
Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company – maker of quality air breathing systems, CTEK Battery Chargers, La-Man Corporation, TROON Enterprises, Stay Fast Custom Clothing Company, BMW Motorrad HP Race Parts, GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Metro Auto Auction, JEGS, Vortex Racing, Worldwide Bearings, Stand Up Photos, Hyperpro Performance Suspension Products, and Shorai Battery.
International Motorcycle Show (IMS) Background
The International Motorcycle Show is one America’s largest motorcycle trade shows series connecting consumers, dealers, retailers, custom builders, OEM’s, and motorcycle parts/accessories suppliers. The event is organized by Advanstar, the largest producer of trade shows and conventions for the powersports industry worldwide, including the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo and the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®. It also publishes the leading trade magazines Dealernews, which covers all aspects of motorcycle and powersports retailing.