Valerie Thompson Awarded For Giving

Valerie Thompson, current holder of two land speed records, motorcycle racer and team owner, has been named the co-recipient of the 2011 American Woman Riders Community Hero Award by the American Woman Riders Association.

The award is given to women riders who donate time to charities and give selflessly to their community without expecting something in return.

Tina Reeves, President of the American Woman Riders Association, had many good things to say about Thompson. “Valerie’s many years of supporting the HopeKids organization was a key consideration in selecting her for this year’s recognition. She has taken children to drag races, attended movie days and participated in many fundraising events for the organization. Her motorcycle racing accomplishments in drag racing and land speed record attempts make her an excellent role model for thousands of women riders across the country. Valerie’s positive, caring attitude display what a true American Woman Rider strives to be,” Reeves said.

Just this year, Thompson set a “personal best” top speed of 201.01 mph at the Eighth Annual BUB Speed Trials, outperforming all other BMW’s at the event.

It sounds as though Thompson cannot help but succeed at whatever she puts her hands to.

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  1. For Immediate Release
    Media Contact: Eric Studer

    Martech Services Company and La-Man Corporation to Sponsor Valerie Thompson
    for New Land Speed Record Attempts

    (Scottsdale, AZ) – February 18, 2012 – Martech Services Company, as the primary sponsor and the La-Man Corporation, as an associate sponsor have agreed to sponsor 2-Time Land Speed Record Holder Valerie Thompson in her attempts to set new national and world speed records on a BMW S 1000 RR Superbike. Thompson hopes to break into the “200 MPH Club” by eclipsing her “personal best” top speed of 201 mph at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.

    “We are delighted that Martech Services Company and their sister-company, La-Man Corporation has decided to join Valerie Thompson Racing in our attempts to set new speed records this year,” said Thompson. “We just picked up the team’s new BMW at the Go AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale dealership; I can’t wait for the team to start prep work for the Texas Mile event next month. We came close to setting a record with an Alter/Bivins prepared BMW Superbike in 2011, so it was my first choice for all the land speed racing events we will compete in this year” she added.

    Tom Wright, Director, Sales & Marketing for Martech Services Company stated, “My wife and I met Valerie a few years back at the Barrett-Jackson auction in West Palm and were immediately impressed with her professionalism and passion for fast motorcycles. We have followed her astonishing career and decided the time was right for Martech Services Company to support her racing efforts this year.” Mr. Kurt Gilbertson, Sales Manager for La-Man Corporation agreed as well.

    In addition to the Martech Services Company and La-Man Corporation, CTEK Battery Chargers, TROON Enterprises, Swisstrax, and Stand Up Photos will also return as sponsors for this year’s campaign. This season, the team will enjoy the added support of Worldwide Bearings and JEGS.

    Valerie Thompson Background

    Thompson holds two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats and ran a “personal best” top speed of 201.01 mph at the 8th Annual BUB Speed Trials, outperforming all other BMW’s at the event. She has risen from a competitor in the All Harley Drag Racing Association series, to being a land speed racing team owner. Thompson also serves as a motorcycle presenter for the world’s largest auto auction company, Barrett-Jackson. Thompson’s current goals include setting additional land speed records and becoming a member of the “200 MPH Club.” Current sponsors include: Martech Services Company, CTEK Battery Chargers, La-Man Corporation, TROON Enterprises, Swisstrax, Stand Up Photos, Worldwide Bearings, and JEGS.

    Martech Services Company Background

    Martech Services Company, based in Mazeppa Minnesota, has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing Quality Air Breathing Systems products and services throughout the world since 1987. Martech set the benchmark for OSHA compliant, Grade “D” Breathable Air Systems and offers 72 versions of breathing air products, all proudly “Made in the USA”. Martech is considered an industry leader being the first to introduce segment-leading products, including a belt mounted Personal Air Breathing Unit, compliant Single Line Hose systems, and broadband monitoring as a standard feature of their most popular systems. Martech Services also offers an extensive line of air-supplied hoods, masks, hoses, and related accessories, through a network of approved Jobber/Dealers. The company offers 24/7/365 day free technical support.

    La-Man Corporation Background

    La-Man Corporation is a worldwide supplier in the compressed air industry, offering a variety of products including Extractor/Dryers (compressed air filters), Refrigerated Air Dryers, and Membrane Dryers to leading companies like Tyson Foods, Lockheed Martin, Pepsi and others. La-Man has been in business since 1979 and markets its products through a network of authorized distributors.

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