Motorcycle LSR Holder Valerie Thompson Surrvived 343 mph Crash

Valerie Thompson was at Australia’Lake Gaitdner with the Bub 7 Streamliner Motorcycle checks attempting the overall two-wheel record of 376 mph during the World Speed Trials. During a run last Monday she survived an horirific crash at 353 mph her Streamliner bike fell onto its side, digging a deep trench into the salt flats and spreading wreckage over a mile.

A first report from the Fédération Internationale of Motocyclisme, the sanctioning body for the event, said that the rear of Thompson’s “Bub 7” motorcycle came off the ground before its parachutes brought it to a stop.

Valerie Thomson is on her way back to Scottsdale, Arizona where she lives. And intends to go over the computer data and in-bike video to try to determine what happened.

8 Responses to “Motorcycle LSR Holder Valerie Thompson Surrvived 343 mph Crash”


  1. 1 Number6 Mar 21st, 2018 at 8:31 am

    It says a lot about the integrity and engineering of the bike that she survived pretty much intact . So kudos to the men and women involved in building / designing the motorcycle .

  2. 2 Chris Mar 21st, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Incredible. Kudos to Valerie for heading home, reviewing data, and getting ready to climb back on the horse. That takes a barrel full of guts.

  3. 3 burnout Mar 22nd, 2018 at 9:03 am

    She’s tough! Glad she is ok. peace

  4. 4 Sukoshi Fahey Mar 22nd, 2018 at 10:46 am

    She did not survive a crash at 343 but rather 299 while attempting the record. Thank goodness she survived and could walk away no matter what the speed. Great job Valerie and team.

  5. 5 BOSS HAWG Mar 22nd, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Whatever the speed of the crash may be, Valerie has more going on than most know.

    I hope she recovers quickly and sets another record.

    You go Gurl!

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 Woody's Mar 22nd, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    All good wishes for a complete recovery. So glad the machine held up so well. As mentioned, a testament to it not being thrown together without regard to the rider.

  7. 7 BOSS HAWG Mar 23rd, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    FYI Video of accident

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl8NDTyeHqg

    Boss Hawg

  8. 8 Pat h Mar 23rd, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    353 343 299 or 5 mph what’s the difference they’ll all kill you, she’s gotta learn to stick to one form of racing, one week/years she’s a pro stock mc racer the next a land speed on other people’s bikes kudos to her for doing it but for companies to keep hiring her she never had follow through, googoo eyes cause she’s a chick but it is racing ,

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