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Valerie Thompson Announces New Sponsors Two time Bonneville land speed record holder and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson announced new marketing partnerships as she arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the...

Valerie Thompson Announces New Sponsors

Two time Bonneville land speed record holder and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson announced new marketing partnerships as she arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. ByeByeBanker.com will step in as title sponsor of Thompson's S&S powered V-Twin and XXX Racing Fuel will join as an associate. "This all happened in one week," said Thompson, fresh off the road after the long drive from Wisconsin. "I've worked real hard at getting new team shirts, the bike repainted by my sponsor Prestige Auto Works, logos on the trailer, new hero cards and the list keeps going.

"After a major setback with my original 2008 title sponsor, we have been hard at trying to keep the dream alive. Having a little down time between Concord and Vegas allowed us to work at showing these two great companies what their involvement with us and the NHRA can do for them. ByeByeBanker.com is a mortgage management solution that is just exactly what so many homeowners need these days to protect themselves from the current economy. And many of you have already heard about XXX Racing Fuel and their involvement with many top racers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. I'm so proud that XXX CEO Thomas Goss has added me to their already impressive stable.

"We were also able to take a step back during this autumn break and analyze some major issues we had at the Concord event. The team was determined to find the solution and guess what? Mystery solved! We had a great test session at Union Grove, Wisconsin, with a career best 7.05 ET and 187.42 mph speed. I want to thank my crew Jim Schneider, Rob Schopf, Randy Hobena, Lee Coffey, Randy Crouch and Jerry Cameron for their hard work, dedication and endless friendship. I would also like to welcome business development manager Tony Ruggeri to our team.

"Special thanks also go out to Hal's Harley-Davidson of New Berlin, Wisconsin and 'Da Grove Dragway. We have many great memories at Union Grove and would like to thank everyone there for their support.

"As far as Vegas, I'm from the desert out in Scottsdale, Arizona, so I'm really looking forward to racing in a more familiar environment. I also have many great memories from the AHDRA finals at The Strip and can't wait to get back to that great facility. With these new sponsorships, I think it will be the perfect time for me to qualify for my first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field. Thank you to them for becoming a part of our racing world, and we are looking forward to a beautiful future together."

-credit: valeriethompsonracing.com

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