#157 Fastest Female on 2-Wheels Attempts 4-Wheel World Land Speed Record


Fastest Woman on Two Wheels

What drives an individual to chase incredible speeds to attain a world record or two…or eight?! The fastest woman on two wheels who has an unwavering passion for setting some serious land speed records, the talented Valerie Thompson http://bit.ly/ValerieThompsonRacing does and she will join us in studio this week.

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 and is the only female rider featured on the “Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World” list. She was recently included on the Dealernews “Top 100 Leaders in Powersports” list.

Preparations for World Land Speed Record

In addition to pursuing the fastest motorcycle title of 376.363 mph, Valerie has assumed driving duties of the Treit and DavenportTarget 550 Streamliner in 2019 for her first land speed record attempt on four 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 FIA class speed record of 417.020 mph.

How do you prepare and mentally engage a world record attempt, especially after a violent crash one year prior at speeds in excess of 342 mph? We will find out on this weeks podcast!

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