School Assemblies Leftys Reading Challenge

Fontana, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2019) Staff members from Auto Club Speedway and Lefty, the Official Mascot of Lefty’s Kids Club, are hitting the road to make pit stops at 19 elementary school assemblies from Jan. 7 through Feb. 1 to rev up students and teachers for the upcoming free literacy program, Lefty’s Reading Challenge, where students read to win money for their libraries, school-wide pizza parties and free NASCAR race tickets.

Local community partners, are also participating in select school assemblies. Omnitrans along with their mascot Buster will attend elementary schools in Inland Empire, and Petersen Automotive Museum will join the Speedway team schools in the Los Angeles area.  


Partners of Lefty’s Reading Challenge will also reward students that complete 20 books or reading assignments within four weeks. Petersen Automotive Museum will present students with a pair of student tickets to the museum, upon purchase of an adult ticket, and Omnitrans is providing a complimentary one-day bus pass for each student that completes the challenge. SPY Optic will provide tips and tricks for proper eyewear for families and students along with 20% off on their website.


School Assemblies at Participating Lefty’s Reading Challenge Schools:

  1. Falcon Ridge Elementary in Etiwanda

  2. Alta Loma Elementary in Alta Loma

  3. Phelan Elementary in Phelan

  4. Preston Elementary in Rialto

  5. Date Elementary in Fontana

  6. Dunn Elementary in Rialto

  7. Juniper Elementary in Fontana

  8. Ernest Garcia Elementary in Colton

  9. Randall Pepper Elementary in Fontana

  10. Taft Elementary in Riverside

  11. Foothills Elementary in Corona

  12. Southshore Elementary in Menifee

  13. Haynes Elementary in Ontario

  14. Mead Valley in Perris

  15. Wedgeworth Elementary in Hacienda Heights

  16. La Primaria Elementary in El Monte

  17. Belvedere Elementary in Los Angeles

  18. Scott Avenue Elementary in Whittier

  19. Cardenas Elementary in Van Nuys


Elementary schools in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties have already signed up for month-long reading challenge which will take place from Jan. 14 through Feb. 8, 2019. Registration is still open for elementary schools to sign up online at,

In its 10th year, Lefty’s Reading Challenge, part of Auto Club Speedway’s
industry leading youth initiative, Lefty’s Kids Club, provides area youth with a positive and enriching outlook on life inspiring achievement and education in an effort to build future race fans. To register or learn more about Lefty’s Reading Challenge, visit or call 909-429-5611.


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 attend special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400  Weekend – March 15-17, 2019 at Auto Club Speedway. Special kid pricing is available for the Auto Club 400 race.  Not only will Lefty’s Kids Club members attend NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway to watch world-class racing, but they’ll also experience fun filled Kids Club activities in Lefty’s Fun Zone. This children’s area offers everything from NASCAR driver story time to hands on educational programs, to photo opportunities, to kid-favorite foods and many more activities.  For more information, visit or call 800-944-RACE (7223).