Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Not far from the Liberty Bell
Valerie Thompson has set a number of records. The run involving the crash and other of her records were set in a "Streamliner" which are fully enclosed 'rocket' looking motorcycles.
In 2011, I was able to scratch one of the bucket list by being a part of a team that raced at Bonneville in a 500cc motorcycle class. One morning we were lining up to make the "back run" to confirm the record we had set the day before. In line in front of us was Leslie Porterfield. She was the first woman to break 200mph on a conventional motorcycle, setting a record ( the average of a first or "out run" exceeding the previous record and a second day confirming or "back run" that also exceeds the previous record) at 209 mph. During her runs that week she set a single run average high speed of 232 mph. In 2009 she bested her own record on the last day of Speed Week with an "out run" of 240 mph and a "back run" of 228 mph (the only day in which both an "out run" and "back run" may both be made) for a record speed of 234 mph. Oh, and did I mention how HOT she is!
B&E Performance "Atom Bombs"
Lloyd'z High Flow Filter
PVcx Dyotuned by JD's Cycle Works
95.5 hp / 112 tq
Klock Werks Windshield
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