March 17, 2016

Lantana’s E.P. Rayzor Elementary continued its drive for a perfect season and defending its championship in Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program as its entire student body met the pre-set reading goals for the third consecutive turn of the competition.

Rayzor, of the Denton ISD, needed its 533 students consisting of kindergartners through fifth graders to be perfect once again to maintain the lead as three of the 11 participating Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex schools were at 96 percent or better in Turn 3. Rayzor, also the leader of the Backstretch Division, was able to narrowly hold off Frontstretch Division leader Samuel Beck of Northwest ISD (99%), Old Settlers of Lewisville ISD (98%) and Sendera Ranch (96%) of Northwest.

The 6,500 students from the 11 schools, which also includes J.A. Hargrave (Crowley ISD), Nathan Adams (Dallas ISD), Carroll Peak (Fort Worth ISD), Riverside Applied Learning Center (Fort Worth ISD), O.A. Peterson (Northwest ISD), Northbrook (Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD) and Rockbrook (Lewisville ISD), combined to read 326,921 books during the Turn 3 12-week scoring period and a total of 770,359 since the competition began in September.

Rayzor swept the individual Turn 3 honors with the sister-brother combination of Olivia and Noah Temer. Olivia, a first grader, led the K-2 division with 4,623 books read while Noah, a fourth grader and defending 3-5 champion, led that division with 715 chapter books read.

Rayzor also had the top K-2 classroom with Melanie Peterson’s kindergarten class, the defending K-2 champs, with an average of 884 books per student. Lori Lucas’ third-grade class from Hargrave led the 3-5 division for the third consecutive turn by averaging 139 chapter books per student.

Score-A-Goal in the Classroom, a Speeding To Read partner, is donating 240 new books to the Turn 3 leaders. The school libraries of division school leaders Rayzor and Samuel Beck, individual division leaders and students of the classroom division leaders all will be rewarded in a season-long program that will provide more than 1,100 books to the schools and students involved.

Score-A-Goal in the Classroom is among the 11 Texas Motor Speedway Speeding To Read partners that consists of NASCAR, Verizon IndyCar Series, Lionel Racing, aai Trophies & Awards, Domino’s, Woolley’s Frozen Custard, Kid’s Beach Club, Speedway Children’s Charities – TMS Chapter, The Speedway Club and SMI Properties.

For full results from Turn 3 of Speeding To Read and more information on the program, please visit speedingtoread.wpengine.com.