Four Southern California Elementary Schools Receive $5,000 and a School Wide Pizza Party for Winning “Lefty’s Reading Challenge”

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (May 11, 2012) – Auto Club Speedway continued its commitment to education by encouraging area students to read by participating in Lefty’s Reading Challenge, held recently in more than 170 schools in San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles counties.  More than 104,000 students participated in the Reading Challenge and read over 600,000 books. 

Four local elementary schools had 100% participation and will receive $5,000, a Round Table pizza party for the entire school and all teachers and support staff of the winning schools received two complimentary tickets to the Auto Club 400 NSCS race.  The four winning schools include:

•  Etiwanda Colony Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga
•  May Ranch Elementary School in Perris
•  Lake Arrowhead Elementary School in Lake Arrowhead
•  River Springs Charter Corona Student Center in Corona

All students completing their reading challenge received:

•  A certificate of completion
•  One (1) complimentary ticket for a parent or guardian to the Royal Purple 300 NNS race
•  One (1) complimentary membership to Lefty’s Kids Club that got kids 12 and under free to NASCAR Qualifying Day and the Royal Purple 300
•  All teachers that had 100% participation in their classroom received two complimentary tickets to the Auto Club 400 NSCS race

For more information on how schools can participate in Lefty’s Reading Challenge, please contact Auto Club Speedway Community Services at (909) 429-5611.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Auto Club Speedway, is a two-mile oval located in Fontana, California and is home to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March and the INDYCAR World Championships Weekend in September.   The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. The track is active for more than 320 days every year.  For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.

About the Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club:  Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under that offers children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR and INDYCAR weekends at Auto Club Speedway.  Not only will Kids Club members attending NASCAR and INDYCAR weekends at Auto Club Speedway enjoy world-class racing, but they’ll also experience fun filled Kids Club activities in the all new LEFTY’S Fun Zone. This new children’s area offers everything from hands on educational programs, to photo opportunities, to kid-favorite foods and many more activities.  For more information, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub or call 800-944-RACE (7223).



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