“Read for Speed Challenge” Second Grade Reading Contest

Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National Part of Inaugural “Read for Speed Challenge” Second Grade Reading Contest

Morgantown, W. Va. (May 22, 2007) – The Kawasaki/Monster Energy Pro National at High Point Raceway presented by Centra Bank serves as the ultimate reward in the first annual “Read for Speed” Challenge, presented by The Dominion Post, Racer Productions and Centra Bank. Seven second grade classes in Monongalia County, W. Va. – nearly 200 students – collectively read hundreds of books during the two-week contest period hoping to win the contest and enjoy a special day at the races this weekend.

The winning class will receive a pizza party at which they will be visited by a surprise Motocross athlete, plus each child will get a ticket to the 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa.  The child who read the most books will receive a special prize package including a racing jersey autographed by James Stewart, a set of Scott goggles, 4 VIP passes to the upcoming race at High Point, a tour of the Kawasaki Big Rig and a Racer X Swag Bag. 

The winning class and the individual who read the most books will be announced on May 25. The contest kicked off on Monday, April 30 and ran through Tuesday, May 15. 

The contest was well-received by many excited participants who look forward to the race. The Dominion Post’s Newspapers In Education program and Marketing department have already committed to coordinating next year’s second-annual event.

The 31st Annual Kawasaki/Monster Energy National Motocross at High Point Raceway, presented by Centra Bank, runs Friday May 25th through Sunday May 27th in nearby Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Amateur motocross racing as part of the AMA Pro-Am Series takes place on Friday. Moto-X-Country racing takes place on Saturday, along with pro practice and timed qualifying. Pro racing is Sunday starting at 1 pm – rain or shine. Sunday’s gate admission is $30 for adults and $15 for kids 6-11. Family seating is available. For more information, log on to www.racerproductions.com or call 304-284-0084.

Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Media Manager Tony Gardea via email tgardea@amaproracing.com or by phone at 949-922-2662.

For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com, where a weekly webcast of each race will available to fans throughout the season. In addition, www.amamotocross.com offers live timing and scoring at@theWireLIVE!.

Credential requests for each round of the 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, must be submitted via email to tgardea@amaproracing.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, should contact Next Level Sports Management at 949-365-5750 or email tgardea@amaproracing.com.