DEFENDING CO-CHAMPIONS B.B. OWEN, RAYZOR EYEING PERFECT SEASONS IN SPEEDING TO READ COMPETITION

March 9, 2018
  • Entire Student Bodies At Both DFW Elementary Schools Have Met Reading Goals Through Turn 3 Of School Year-Long Competition
  • Program-Record 21 Schools Have Read More Than One Million Books Since September

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 9, 2018) – Defending co-champions E.P. Rayzor and B.B. Owen elementary schools are closing in on perfect seasons as both had every student achieve their reading goals for Turn 3 of Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program and remain perfect in the school year-long competition.

B.B. Owen of The Colony, a Lewisville ISD school with 480 students, and E.P. Rayzor of Lantana, a Denton ISD school with 466 students, have one more turn remaining to achieve perfect seasons and defend their Speeding To Read school crowns.

Three other schools reached the 90 percentile for Turn 3 with Hughes of the Northwest ISD at 99 percent, Vickery of the Lewisville ISD at 94 percent and Henrie of the Mesquite ISD at 92 percent.

The program-record 21 Dallas/Fort Worth elementary schools and more than 12,000 students combined to read 468,812 books in the 11-week scoring period. The schools already have read 1,062,502 books with the competition culminating in May with championship assemblies on consecutive days (May 22-23) at Texas Motor Speedway.

B.B. Owen second-grader Luke Hrabal was the top individual reader in the KG-2nd grade division with 5,711 books read. Diamond Hill third-grader Joselin Maximo led the 3rd-6th grade division with 385 books read.

Monica Scalise’s second-grade class at B.B. Owen averaged 1,521.8 books per student to earn top KG-2nd grade division classroom honors. Diana Barron’s third-grade class at Diamond Hill was the top 3rd-6th grade division classroom with an average of 134.16 books read per student.

For complete Turn 3 results, please visit www.speedingtoread.com.

Hrabal and Maximo will receive prize packs compliments of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Properties and Texas Motor Speedway while the classrooms of Scalise and Barron will receive a cupcake or cookie party courtesy of Levy Restaurants, the speedway’s official concessionaire.

Since Speeding To Read began in 2011-12 with one pilot school, the program has impacted nearly 36,000 children from 64 schools across the DFW Metroplex. Those students have combined to read more than 4.7 million books and counting in the program’s existence.

Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program is supported by the following partners: Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas, NASCAR, Verizon IndyCar Series, Lionel Racing, Speedway World, Levy Restaurants, The Speedway Club, aai Trophies and Awards of Plano, Jostens, Woolley’s Frozen Custard and Team Texas High Performance Driving School.

For more information on Speeding To Read, please visit www.speedingtoread.com or inquire with the Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department at [email protected]. Enrollment for 2017-18 is closed, but available for the 2018-19 school year.