published at 23.03.2015, 11:14

Valerie Thompson seeks to break personal best top speed at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson, seven-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, will return to the Texas Mile event on 27-29 March, where she will attempt to break her personal best top speed of 217 mph (350.53 km/h) set in October 2014 on her BMW S 1000 RR.

Thompson will kick off her 2015 land speed racing campaign at this premier bi-annual motorsports festival. Created for high-performance vehicle enthusiasts and welcoming motorcycles, performance streetcars, racecars and land speed racers, participants come from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico to test themselves and their motorized equipment on the fastest and most challenging one-mile track in the world. Competitors achieve their top speed on a one-mile course with a shut down area measuring a half-mile.

“I love racing at the Texas Mile and I’m anxious to kick off another record breaking season of racing,” said Thompson. “I set a new personal best top speed at the last event there in October with an awesome tune-up by Kerry Alter. With all the improvements we made in the off-season to our BMW, I’m optimistic about our performance this year.”

The Texas Mile is held in Beeville, Texas. For more info, visit