Valerie Thompson Named First Female Member Of Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors

Professional Motorcycle Driver & Team Owner Valerie Thompson, the world Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer was appointed to the prestigious Bonneville 200 MPH Club board of directors during their recent meeting at the National Hot Rod Association Museum in Pomona California. Thompson is a seven-time land speed record holder, team owner/driver and member of six different land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs.

She made history at the 2016 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, winning the “The Fastest Time of the Meet” award with a speed of 304.263 mph (489.6 KMH) piloting the Team “7” Racing streamliner. Thompson is the first female rider over 300 mph, earning the title of “Worlds Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer.” With a top speed of 208.812 mph, Thompson became a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club on her BMW S 1000 RR at the 28th Annual World of Speed event in September 2014.

The Bonneville 200 MPH Club recognizes those drivers and motorcycle riders who are able to set class record over 200 MPH against an existing record. The club recognizes records of the Southern California Timing Association, and International records of the FIA and the FIM set in the flying mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats. There are currently over 750 members since the founding of the club in 1953.

“We are delighted to have Valerie as our first female member of the board,” said Dan Warner, President. “Valerie’s many accomplishments, both on and off the track, make her a valuable new board member. I’m confident her unique insights and marketing expertise will be highly valued as we address a wide variety of issues for our members,” added Warner.

“Earning membership in the 200 MPH Club had been a dream of mine since I started racing. It was the result of many years of hard work and determination. I never imagined I would be invited to join the club’s board of directors,” said Thompson. She added, “I consider this appointment a real honor and high point of my career. I look forward to working with everyone on the board.”

200 MPH Club Board of Directors at NHRA Museum meeting in Pomona, from left: Justin Walsh, Skip Hedrick, Mike Fevers, Donnie Cummins, Jim Travis, Valerie Thompson, Larry Volk, Monte Wolfe, Dan Warner and Allison Dean – office manager.

17 Responses to “Valerie Thompson Named First Female Member Of Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors”

  1. 1 Tomcat Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Any relation to Mickey Thompson of racing fame???

  2. 2 P. Hamilton Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:40 am

    More than deserved.

  3. 3 Jeffrey Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Congrats. What a great video. Thanks Cyril.

  4. 4 Joshua Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Pretty & fast. Pretty fast!

  5. 5 Terry Climer Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:43 am

    My kind of woman. Something to be extremely proud of.

  6. 6 James just another crazy kiwi Feb 17th, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Best thing that has happened to MotorCycling in the last 20 years is the inclusion of lots more Women.
    Better brakes and handling are close behind 🙂

  7. 7 Eric Studer Feb 17th, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Valerie is a “bad to the bone” racer and best brand ambassador for sponsors in motorsports. She also pays her own way, no sugar Daddy paying the cost to be the boss. Keep the hammer down Valerie.

  8. 8 Dave Blevins Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Very cool.

  9. 9 burnout Feb 17th, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Cool points out the window!! peace

  10. 10 rags Feb 18th, 2017 at 8:57 am

    congrats valerie

  11. 11 Cris Sommer-Simmons Feb 19th, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Awesome! Congrats!

  12. 12 David King Feb 20th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Fantastic! Valerie is as cool as it gets. Great video!

  13. 13 Tyler Malinky Feb 20th, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Congrats to Valerie! Killer! I can’t even imagine how exciting and fun it was to pilot the Team 7 Streamliner to over 300mph

  14. 14 Stony Crane Feb 20th, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Way to go Valerie!

  15. 15 Legend Suspensions Feb 20th, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Congrats Valerie!!! We are so proud to have been a supporter of yours from early racing days and have always been fans. You have always been a great representative for the racing community. Congrats on another record broken!!!!

  16. 16 Gina Woods Feb 22nd, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Valerie is one GO FAST GIRL & an amazing down to Earth sweet person, when she’s not racing through sound barriers! She’s dedicated to family, friends, sponsors, fans -an absolute ‘Girl Next Door’!

  17. 17 Jack Costella Feb 25th, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    What is the reason for minimums? Does this “club” have the right to tell a person who just set a record over 200mph that he or she isn’t rich enough, smart enough, or brave enough?
    Credibility is is getting your name in a record book! Setting a record over 200mph is a personal achievement. and should be recognized as such! Especially by the 200mph club!
    It seems very elitist to have minimums. Are you going to have special handshakes next?
    Please read this at one of your meetings.
    Thank You JackCostella

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