(Scottsdale, AZ) – June 23, 2014 – Scottsdale resident, six-time motorcycle land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, Valerie Thompson, will appear at the inaugural Arizona Sports Fan Expo at the University of Phoenix Stadium on June 28-29. Thompson will be available for photos and autographs at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), a division of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. and the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional motorcycle technicians, display booth as a special guest of Green Lightning Fertilizers during the event.
Thompson recently set her 6th land speed racing record at the Ohio Mile with a blistering speed of more than 208 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR, shattering the previous record and becoming the newest female member of the prestigious ECTA 200 MPH Club. Thompson’s fame on the America’s most famous racecourses is preceded by her TV exposure as a vehicle presenter at Scottsdale’s world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Auction Company LLC and Metro Auto Auction.
“This will be another wonderful new sports event for the Phoenix area and I’m delighted to be a part of it. I look forward to working with the great team assembled by the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and especially Green Lightning, who are true innovators in the world of super efficient,” said Thompson. “I follow a strict fitness regime and diet that includes organically grown fruits and vegetables, so I truly appreciate their efforts in providing a healthy foods,” added Thompson.
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In addition to Green Lightning and MMI, hundreds of exhibitors with sports oriented products and services will sell and display wares on the stadium floor. The event will feature the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers interactive activities and showcase team personalities, cheerleaders and mascots.
Event highlights also include The Ultimate Fan Cave, Tailgate Party Pavilion, Video Gaming Wall, Sports Photo Booths, Money Zone, Kids Camp and live entertainment on multiple stages. A team chef demonstration, and player autograph sessions is also available to the pubic.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for active military and seniors with ID. Kids 12 and under free. $2 discount coupons are available online. Universities of Phoenix Stadiums Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For details, visit www.AZSportsFanExpo.com