Valerie Thompson is the world’s fastest female racer and 10x land speed record holder with membership in the Sturgis Hall of Fame as well as eight 300 MPH clubs and one 300 MPH club. She consistently is ranked as one of the world’s top 10 fastest motorcycle racers. Racing the BUB 7 motorcycle streamliner during the 2018 Dry Lake Racers Australia (DLRA) Speed Week competition at Lake Gairdner, she set a new speed record off 328.467 MPH to become Australia’s fastest female streamliner motorcycle racer. Days later, she experienced a horrific crash at more than 360 MPH during the World Speed Trails. Thompson walked away from the catastrophe that scattered wreckage for more than a mile.
Thompson has a busy 2022 as the designated rider for two motorcycle teams in addition to attempting new records on four wheels piloting the dual-engine Target 550 Streamliner owned by land speed racing legend Marlo Treit.
This free event takes place in the Historic Church and is sure to be very popular. (It’s Bike Week in Cave Creek!) We recommend registration to ensure your spot.