March 22, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 21, 2017) – Two-time defending champion E.P. Rayzor Elementary School and B.B. Owen Elementary School remained perfect in Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program as 100 percent of their respective student bodies met or exceeded the reading goals in Turn 3 of the competition.

Rayzor, the Lantana-based school in the Denton ISD, and B.B. Owen, The Colony-based school in the Lewisville ISD, have been perfect throughout the competition as the program heads into its fourth and final turn that concludes May 4. Rayzor and B.B. Owen co-shared the Backstretch Division lead for Turn 3 while Justin Elementary of the Northwest ISD led the Frontstretch Division at 97 percent. Also topping the 90 percentile for Turn 3 was Crowley’s J.A. Hargrave at 91 percent.

The 10 schools and 5,049 students combined to read 197,375 books during Turn 3 and have read 387,981 books since the competition began in September.

Rayzor second-grader Alysson Delloro was the leading Turn 3 individual reader for the Kindergarten-2nd Grade Division with 804 books read while Hargrave fourth-grader Hayleigh Hunt led the 3rd-5th Grade Division with 224 books read.

The Rayzor kindergarten class of Michelle Watson was the top KG-2nd classroom for Turn 3 with an average of 486 books read per student. The Hargrave fourth-grade class of Elizabeth Winans led 3rd-5th with an average of 51 books read per student.

Schools representing five of the top 20 school districts in the Metroplex this year are among the 10 schools competing throughout the school year for individual, classroom and school crowns. In addition to Rayzor, B.B. Owen, Justin and Hargrave, the schools participating are Brent (Little Elm), Carroll Peak (Fort Worth), Cox (Northwest), Hatfield (Northwest), Nathan Adams (Dallas) and Tom C. Gooch (Dallas).

The Speeding To Read champions will be crowned at an all-school assembly Tuesday, May 23, at Texas Motor Speedway with drivers Tony Kanaan of the Verizon IndyCar Series and John Hunter Nemechek of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series serving as special guests.

The Speeding To Read program has built its success on the generosity of its sponsors and partners that include 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.