An Uncle Bob's Self Storage facility in Chesapeake, Va., is hosting a contest in which entrants will have the chance to compete in a life-size car-racing simulator. The initial racing trials will be held on Aug. 16 and 23, 1 to 3 p.m., at 517 Volvo Parkway. The eight racers with the fastest time will move on to the final simulation race on Aug. 30, also at the storage site.
To enter, participants must complete an online form via the registration page for AM radio station 850 WTAR, the campaign co-sponsor. Each trial has only 20 spots. Racers will be included on a first-come, first-served basis.
The top eight contestants will win general-admission tickets to the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car race, Sept. 5, at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. They’ll also compete for the grand prize: two VIP tickets for pit-pass-level seating for the Virginia 529 race as well as the Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race also held at the Richmond Raceway, on Sept. 6. The ultimate winner will also receive two-nights of hotel accommodations in Richmond. All prizes are courtesy of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage and AM 850 WTAR.
The final racing-simulation event will be open to the public and hosted by K&N Pro Series star Daniel Suárez, who will also sign autographs. Racing fans can watch the contestants compete and enter to win general-admission tickets to the Virginia 529 race.
Suárez competes in the NASCAR Toyota Series for Telcel Racing and in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for Rev Racing. A native of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, he made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2011 at South Boston Speedway.
Uncle Bob’s Self Storage is owned by Sovran Self Storage Inc., a real estate investment trust that acquires and manages self-storage facilities. The company operates more than 500 facilities in 25 states.