Woman attempts to break world motorcycle speed record

Woman attempts to break world motorcycle speed record

July 20, 2019 3 By Kailee Schamberger



I'M REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS NEXT GUEST. A SCOTTSDALE WOMAN WILL TRY TO PULL OFF AN AMAZING FEAT. SHE WILL WORK TO BREAK THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE FASTEST SPEED ON A MOTORCYCLE. I HAVE TO SAY THAT YOUR ENERGY IS INFECTIOUS, AND I LOVE IT. YOU ARE THE FIRST WOMAN ATTEMPTING TO BREAK THIS RECORD. AUDREY THOMPSON, ALSO KNOWN AS THE QUEEN OF SPEED, FROM RIGHT HERE IN THE VALLEY. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. SO YOU'RE HEADING OVER TO AUSTRALIA TO DO THIS YES. WHAT IS THIS RECORD, AND HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO BREAK IT? IT'S THE ONLY RECORD, AND IT'S THE FASTEST RECORD, PERIOD. IT'S 363 MILES PER HOUR. NO PRESSURE, RIGHT? WHAT'S THE WORLD LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU'RE GOING THAT FAST ON A MOTORCYCLE? IT'S VERY SLOW. ALL I SEE IS SALT FLATS, FLAGS. I SEE — I JUST HAVE TO DO MY JOB. SO SPEAKING OF JOBS AND BECAUSE YOU WOULD BE — YOU WILL BE THE FIRST WOMAN TO BREAK THIS RECORD, THIS IS NOT TYPICALLY A WOMAN'S SPORT. HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT? WELL, I GOT INTO IT. JUST BEING OUT OF CONTROL. I JUST HAVE THE NEED FOR SPEED. IT WAS IN MY DNA. HOW DID YOU KIND OF GET STARTED IN, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, MOTORCYCLES, AND THEN RACING MOTORCYCLES, AND THEN WANTING TO BREAK SPEED RECORDS LIKE THIS. I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE FAST IN EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. THE LIFE AND THE PASSION FOR MOTORCYCLES JUST GOT ME TO WHERE I'M AT RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE YOU RACED MOTORCYCLES FOR A WHILE? YES, DRAG RACING I HAVE. AND JUST THE NEED FOR MORE SPEED IS WHAT I'M GEARED FOR. SO YOU'RE GOING TO TRY TO GO HOW MUCH? 370 — 376. WHAT'S THE FASTEST YOU'VE HIT PRACTICING? 304.363. GOT YOU. DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT STRATEGY? MY STRATEGY IS CONFIDENCE. SO YOU JUST PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL AND JUST GO AND THAT'S IT? SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I'M SURE THERE'S MORE TO IT. I CAN'T GIVE OUT ALL MY SECRETS. WHAT DISTANCE DO YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL? HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO GO AT THIS SPEED TO BREAK THE RECORD? IN A PERFECT WORLD RECORD, IT WOULD BE TEN MILES. WE GET SIX MILES UP TO SPEED. I'M NOT 300-PLUS AT ONE MILE. I'M 300 MILES PER HOUR FOR QUITE A FEW MILES. UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR HEAD? WE ONLY HAVE A FEW SECONDS LEFT, UNFORTUNATELY. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR HEAD WHEN THEY GET YOU IN THE VEHICLE AND THEN YOU START TO GO? DON'T MESS UP. THAT'S A GOOD ONE, I GUESS. I HAVE TO ASK REALLY, REALLY, REALLY QUICKLY. WHAT ARE YOU DRIVING? I AM A DRIVING A PURPOSELY BUILT STREAMLINER THAT'S APPROXIMATELY 25 FEET LONG WITH TWO WHEELS. HOW CAN PEOPLE FOLLOW YOU? AT VALERIETHOMPSONRACING.COM IS MY WEBSITE, AND ALL OF MY SOCIAL LINKS ARE ON THERE. WHEN I COME BACK, I'LL BE FASTER, RIGHT?