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    'Speed Queen' Valerie Thompson aiming to break 376 mph motorcycle record this weekend

    Everyone shoud have a bike that you have to shift out of second gear at 200 MPH. Be sure to watch the video.

    http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/03/...s-weekend.html
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    THAT is pretty cool! I L-O-V-E the sound of the engine, and quite an amazing thing...good for Valerie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Everyone shoud have a bike that you have to shift out of second gear at 200 MPH. Be sure to watch the video.

    http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/03/...s-weekend.html
    Classy and gutsy lady. She was so nice at the Sedalia Rally - came over to all the gates my staff was manning (I was Gates Chair that year) and signed photos for everyone. Chatted with her and has a really nice personality.

    Hope she has safe runs and breaks the record!
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    Puhlease . . . Tell me about it when she has actually done it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40dcoe View Post
    Puhlease . . . Tell me about it when she has actually done it.
    Ya, what a poser she must be. To date, she has only gone 304 MPH and 217 MPH on a street bike. A guy like you probably does that once a week.
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    Not to take anything away from Valerie, but check out Jody Perewitz going over 200 mph on an American v twin. It sounds sweet.
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    Kevin, let this be a lesson to you to NEVER post anything interesting about motorcycles AGAIN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    Not to take anything away from Valerie, but check out Jody Perewitz going over 200 mph on an American v twin. It sounds sweet.
    Pretty cool also, but the guy interviewing her sounds like he just left the biker bar .
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    Was she texting too..

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    Kevin, let this be a lesson to you to NEVER post anything interesting about motorcycles AGAIN!
    I'm just about there!
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    I just hope that she gets through the weekend safely.
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    According to the Speed Week website, the salt is in great shape.

    If results have been posted somewhere, maybe somebody could put them up.
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    She’s doing this in Australia under the auspices of Dry Lakes Racers Australia. They have a Facebook page (I am not on Facebook) and they have a website (http://www.dlra.org.au).
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    /This was posted the 12th or 13th of March. Valarie starts at 28:33



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    Posted Thursday on the Dry Lakes Racing site:


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    I think Valerie deserves to be on the cover after yesterday running the fastest speed ever by a female on a motorcycle 328mph.
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