Valerie Thompson

World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer 328 MPH

Valerie Thompson - World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer

Valerie Thompson “World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer”
Residence/Headquarters:  Scottsdale, Arizona
Born: Tacoma, Washington

Valerie is the “World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer and an eight-time land speed record holder with membership in the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, seven 200 MPH Clubs and one 300 MPH Club. In 2018, she piloted the famed BUB 7 Streamliner to a record speed of 328.467 mph (528.616 km/h) and is the only female rider featured on the “World’s Top 10 Fastest Motorcycle Riders” list. She was recently included on the Dealernews “Top 100 Leaders in Powersports” list.

In addition to pursuing the fastest motorcycle title of 376.363 mph, Valerie assumed driving duties of the Treit and Davenport Target 550 Streamliner in 2019 for her first land speed record attempt on 4-wheels. Marlo Treit and Les Davenport have four decades of land speed racing experience in a variety of record-setting vehicles. The team’s goal is to break the current conventional wheel-driven, piston-powered automobile class speed record of 415.867 mph.

Valerie is the first woman in the seat of the Target 550 Streamliner as a result, she could become the first woman over 400 mph both in a car and motorcycle. While other women have reached fabulous speeds in a car and others in a motorcycle streamliner, NO woman has done both. She has the opportunity to be the first driver over 500 mph in a piston engine car, and over 400 mph in a motorcycle. Something that NOBODY – man or woman has accomplished.

Valerie’s quest to become the world’s fastest motorcycle racer is the subject of P-51 Pictures and MN8 upcoming film documentary, “Rockets and Titans.”

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Valerie Thompson, the world’s fastest female on two-wheels and Target 550 Streamliner head to Lake Gairdner Australia for the DLRA Speed Week  competition March 2021. Thompson will attempt breaking the current AA/Blown Fuel Streamliner land speed record of 415.867 mph.

Racing Awards & Accolades

  • 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

TV & Film Acknowledgements

Valerie’s full-throttle lifestyle has inspired filmmakers, authors and songwriters alike. She is featured in the 2013 documentary film, “Why We Ride,” the Discovery Channel program “Mega Speed,” and the “Bonneville Stories” video, profiling the life of a professional motorcycle racer in a tough, unforgiving and dangerous career. She has even been featured in a GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial!

The award-winning rock band, CTS, wrote the popular song “Quarter Mile” for Valerie and she received the Red Carpet Award for her inclusion in Delores Seright’s book, “Amazing Women: Shattering Barriers.” She is also featured in the 2013 book, “90 Years BMW Motorrad.” Valerie’s leathers and other racing gear are currently on display at the Hopkins BMW Motorcycle Museum in Highland, Maryland.

  • Co-starred in Super Bowl Commercial
  • Often seen on Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions television broadcasts as a celebrity vehicle presenter
  • Featured in award-winning documentary films, including “Why We Ride” and “Mega Speed” (Discovery Channel)

“Rockets and Titans” Worldwide Film Documentary

The quest for the world record title is being captured on film by P-51 Pictures and Executive Producer Dana Brown, creators of “Dust to Glory,” “On Any Sunday” and the award-winning “Out of Nothing” motorcycle racing documentary. P-51 crews have followed Valerie and Denis Manning for more than 18 months filming “Rockets and Titans,” scheduled for worldwide theater distribution in 2020. Dana Brown produced “Step Into Liquid,” one of the highest grossing sports documentaries in history.

“Rockets and Titans” is an incredible, cross-continental story with strong social significance … one that will encourage and inspire everyone, especially young women. This is the land speed race of the century, and a story that packs a powerful message of passion, ambition, determination… and the journey to fight for one’s dreams against all odds.

World’s Fastest Woman on a Motorcycle

Target 550 – World of Speed

Target 550 Streamliner Photoshoot

The Kim Komando Show