Vision Wheel to Sponsor World Speed Record Attempt by Team “7” Racing and Valerie Thompson

Vision Wheel to Sponsor World Speed Record Attempt by Team “7” Racing and Valerie Thompson

World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer Receives Vision Wheel Support for Land Speed Record Attempt

Scottsdale, AZ (March 6, 2017) – Team “7” Racing welcomes Vision Wheel® as a new associate sponsor for their world motorcycle speed record attempt with award-winning driver Valerie Thompson. Team “7” will attempt making Thompson the fastest motorcycle racer in the world by breaking the current record of 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h) at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials competition August 27 – September 1, 2017 in Wendover Utah.

Thompson joins off-road racing legend Rob MacCachren, as part of Vision Wheels growing stable of company supported racing ambassadors. A seven-time land speed record holder and member of six different land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs, Thompson re-wrote racing history at the 2016 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, with a speed of 304.263 mph (489.6 KMH) piloting the Team “7” Racing Streamliner. She is the first female rider over 300 mph, earning the title of “Worlds Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer.”

“We are delighted to have world class racers like Valerie and Team “7” Racing represent our world-class products,” said Roger Minor, founder and CEO of Vision Wheel. “I’ve watched Valerie’s career over the years and she’s a winner, both on and off the track. We look forward to sharing in her success,” added Minor.

“As an independent team owner, I look for value and reliability in everything I buy, whether its racing equipment or trailer tires. That’s why I’ve used Vision Wheel products for years,” said Thompson. “Without Vision Wheel tires, wheels and accessories, we’d never get our equipment to the track. All our support equipment, ranging from tow vehicle tires to our golf cart wheels roll on the best-in-class products provided by Vision Wheel,” added Thompson.

Team “7” Racing owners John Jans and Joe Harralson will continue utilizing the talents of Motorcycle Hall of Fame member, designer and team leader, Denis Manning. The Manning designed and American built “7” Streamliner held the motorcycle speed record from 2006 to 2008 (350.884) mph and again from 2009 to 2010 (367.382) mph.