Valerie Thompson and the Team "7" crew have joined with Vision WHeel as she attempts to break more land speed records in 2017.
Team "7" Racing has welcomed Vision Wheel, as an associate sponsor for their world motorcycle speed record attempt with award-winning driver Valerie Thompson. The team will attempt making Thompson the fastest motorcycle racer in the world by breaking the current record of 376.36 mph (605.69 km/h) at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials competition Aug. 27 - Sept. 1 in Wendover Utah.
Thompson joins off-road racing legend Rob MacCachren, as part of Vision Wheel’s growing stable of company supported racing ambassadors. A seven-time land speed record holder and member of six different land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs, Thompson re-wrote racing history at the 2016 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, with a speed of 304.263 mph (489.6 KMH) piloting the Team “7” Racing Streamliner. She is the first female rider over 300 mph, earning the title of “Worlds Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer.”
“As an independent team owner, I look for value and reliability in everything I buy, whether its racing equipment or trailer tires. That’s why I’ve used Vision Wheel products for years,” said Thompson. Team “7” Racing owners John Jans and Joe Harralson will continue utilizing the talents of Motorcycle Hall of Fame member, designer and team leader, Denis Manning. The Manning designed and American built “7” Streamliner held the motorcycle speed record from 2006 to 2008 (350.884 mph) and again from 2009 to 2010 (367.382 mph).
A seven-time land speed record holder and team owner/driver, Thompson fields her BMW S 1000 RR in select land speed competitions. Valerie has earned membership in six different 200 MPH Clubs and is a lifetime member of the famed Bonneville 200 MPH Club. In 2017, she became the first female appointed to the Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors. Valerie recently formed her independent drag racing team to compete in the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series.
Team Members in Photo: Lou Fischer, Peter Manning, Danny Weger, Jim Moser, Rich Voliva, Arch Owens, John Jans, Denis Manning, Valerie Thompson and Ray Garcia