June 17, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 17, 2015) – Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read individual reading champions enjoyed some perks of their accomplishments at the recent Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race held at Texas Motor Speedway.

Lantana’s E.P. Rayzor Elementary School third-grader Noah Temer (Grades 3-5 champion) and Roanoke Elementary first-grader Gracie Guerin (K-2 champion) and their families were VIP guests of Texas Motor Speedway for the Verizon IndyCar Series race.

In addition to select tickets to the race, Temer and Guerin were recognized on stage during the pre-race activities and also enjoyed a meet-and-greet with three-time series champion Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the team’s transporter. Dixon, a special guest at the Speeding To Read champion assembly in May, presented the students with signed hats, posed for photos with them and even let them try on his race helmet. They also had the opportunity to tour the garage, which included Dixon’s car.

Competing among seven local elementary schools and more than 3,500 elementary school students, Temer won the 3-5 individual title by reading 658 chapter books and Guerin the K-2 individual crown by reading 3,000 books during the school year.

Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding To Read program was supported by the following partners for the 2014-15 competition: aai Trophies and Awards of Plano, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Domino’s, Kid’s Beach Club, Lionel Racing, NASCAR, Score A Goal in the Classroom, Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter, Texas Motor Speedway, The Speedway Club, Toyota of Fort Worth, Verizon IndyCar Series and Woolley’s Frozen Custard.