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Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants Partners With Valerie Thompson Racing Land Speed Racing Team


(Fond du Lac, Wis.) March 11, 2015 – Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants will help power seven-time land speed record holder Valerie Thompson on her quest to reach record speeds at SCTA (Southern California Timing Association), ECTA (East Coast Timing Association) and USFRA (Utah Salt Flats Racing Association) events. Thompson, known as “America’s Queen of Speed,” will use Quicksilver Lubricants exclusively in her specially prepared BMW S 1000 RR land speed motorcycles at every event on her 2015 racing calendar. Noteworthy events include the Ohio Mile, Bonneville Speed Week and the World Finals at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

“Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants is proud to partner with Valerie Thompson Racing in our worldwide marketing efforts,” said Eric Reilley, Quicksilver Product Manager, Aftermarket Products. “Ms. Thompson has a rich record of accomplishments on the track and backs it up with charity and celebrity appearances off the track. We are proud to have her represent the Quicksilver brand.”

Thompson said Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants provides the protection and advantage she needs to succeed in the world of land speed motorcycle racing.

“If there is one thing I have learned about racing motorcycles in the quarter-mile and land speed racing, it’s the importance of using the best oil that maximizes performance while protecting my equipment,” she said.  “Land Speed Motorcycle engines are subjected to extended periods of severe high rpm use.  Quicksilver’s 10W40 full synthetic formula provides the extreme engine protection and clutch performance needed for success in a wide variety of racing conditions. I’m delighted Quicksilver Powersport Lubricants will be part of our winning effort this year.”

Thompson will kick off her 2015 land speed racing efforts March 27 at The Texas Mile event.  The Texas Mile is a premier biannual motorsports festival and Land Speed Racing venue that draws the fastest vehicles from all corners of North America in much the same way the legendary Bonneville course draw the world’s fastest vehicles.

In addition to owning seven motorcycle land-speed records, Thompson is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and ECTA 200 MPH Club, and is a lifetime member of the prestigious Bonneville 200 MPH Club.

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