January 4, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 4, 2017) – Two-time defending champion E.P. Rayzor and B.B. Owen extended their perfect seasons through Turn 2 of Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read competition among 10 Dallas-Fort Worth elementary schools.

Rayzor, the Lantana-based school in the Denton ISD, and B.B. Owen of the Lewisville ISD had 100 percent of its student bodies meet or exceed the pre-set program reading goals to share the Turn 2 honors for the eight-week scoring period. The two schools, co-leaders in the Backstretch Division, also were perfect in the competition’s opening Turn 1 scoring period.

Justin Elementary was the only other school to eclipse the 90 percentile in Turn 2, with a 92 percent rate putting the Tigers atop the Frontstretch Division for the second consecutive turn. Also competing in Speeding To Read are Brent (Little Elm ISD), Carroll Peak (Fort Worth ISD), Cox (Northwest ISD), Hatfield (Northwest), J.A. Hargrave (Crowley ISD), Nathan Adams (Dallas ISD) and Tom C. Gooch (Dallas ISD).

The 10 schools and 5,049 students combined to read 170,922 books in the scoring period and 310,539 overall at the midway point of the competition.

Second-grader Alyssa Vasquez of Hargrave and fifth-grader Ace Olsen of B.B. Owen took the Turn 2 individual reading honors. Vasquez was the top K-2 reader with 784 books read in the turn while Olsen led Grades 3-5 with 136 books read.

Hargrave also captured the top 3-5 classroom honors with Charmaine Campbell’s third-grade class averaging 44.73 books in the scoring period. Rayzor led the K-2 division with Renee Clark’s kindergarten class averaging 397.41 books per student.

In addition to the leading individuals and classrooms being rewarded by Texas Motor Speedway with gift bags, the division school leaders – Rayzor, B.B. Owen and Justin – will earn the use of a BenQ HD digital projector and InstaShow accessory for HD presentations compliments of the program partner during Turn 3.

Speeding To Read, named the “Best Youth Marketing Initiative” by the NASCAR industry in 2014, is an incentive-based, NASCAR and INDYCAR-themed reading program that encourages elementary school students to read more frequently during the school year. Since Speeding To Read began in 2011-12 with one pilot school, 43 schools and nearly 24,000 students have participated to read more than three million books.

Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program is supported by the following partners: aai Trophies and Awards of Plano, BenQ America Corporation, Domino’s, Lionel Racing, NASCAR, Score A Goal in the Classroom, Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Properties, Team Texas High Performance Driving School, The Speedway Club, Verizon IndyCar Series and Woolley’s Frozen Custard.

For more information on Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read, please visit speedingtoread.wpengine.com.