UPDATE FROM VALERIE AND TARGET 550 TEAM 

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