Self-storage provider to sponsor penultimate event as 2014 points battle nears conclusion
Rochester, NY – September 26, 2014: The Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association (WNYSRA) announced today that Uncle Bob’s Self Storage of Buffalo, New York has agreed to become a major race sponsor of the popular sportsman racing series. Thus, the race at Empire Dragway on Saturday, September 27th will officially be presented by Uncle Bob’s Self Storage.
Jason Oldfield, Co-Founder of the Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association, stated, “We are thrilled to have Uncle Bob’s Self Storage on board as a major sponsor for the 2014 racing season. When people think of storage in Western New York, they think of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage due to their enormous presence in the area. So, we strongly believe that this partnership will help us reach new potential fans for our series, but in addition we also feel that our existing fans and competitors will be very interested in learning more about the moving and storage products and services that Uncle Bob’s provides to their customers.”
Founded in 1982, Sovran Self Storage, Inc., the real estate investment trust (REIT) that operates under the trade name of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, is headquartered in Buffalo, New York, and currently employs over 1,200 people. The company currently owns and/or operates over 500 self-storage facilities, encompassing more than 30 million square feet, making it one of the largest self-storage companies in the United States.
The Chief Financial Officer of Sovran Self Storage, Andy Gregoire, stated, “I speak on the behalf of everyone at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage when I say we are very excited to be supporting the Western New York Super Rod Association in 2014. With 20 locations from Buffalo to Syracuse, we feel that this partnership will provide us an excellent opportunity to connect with our customers in the area, particularly those with an interest in motorsports. Many people are not aware that in addition to our standard indoor storage facilities, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage provides car, motorcycle, and RV storage, as well. A very large percentage of motorsports enthusiasts also own a motorized toy of their own. Thus, we believe that the Western New York Super Rod Association can help us reach those customers who will be looking for a safe and secure location to store their prized possessions during the upcoming winter months.”
The Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association returns to Empire Dragway tomorrow, September 27th. Gates open at 9:30 am, with open time trials for all competitors starting at 10:30 am. WNYSRA qualifying sessions are currently scheduled for 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, with final eliminations slated to start at 2:00 pm. For more information, visit at the WNYSRA website at http://www.wnysra.com.
About the Western New York Super Rod Association (WNYSRA):
The Western New York Super Rod Association was founded in 2014 to provide an outlet for some of the best heads-up, pro-tree competitors in western New York, southern Ontario, and northwestern Pennsylvania to compete in one of the longest running sportsman drag racing categories, IHRA’s Super Rod or NHRA’s Super Gas. The 8-race series includes 6 events at Empire Dragway in Leicester, NY, and 2 races at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario, Canada, with the winner of one of those two races taking home a coveted NHRA “Wally”. In addition to serving the racers, it is the goal of the WNYSRA to provide their sponsors with unprecedented marketing value for their money through exposure at the track, in printed media, and on-line. For more information, visit the WNYSRA website at http://www.wnysra.com, or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WNYSRA.
About Uncle Bob’s Self Storage / Sovran Self Storage:
Sovran Self Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires and manages self-storage properties. The Company owns and/or operates approximately 500 self-storage facilities encompassing over 30 million square feet, making it one of the largest self-storage companies in the United States.
Sovran operates its stores under the trade name Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, and serves over 200,000 customers in 25 states. Through innovative marketing and product development, the Company has differentiated itself with value-added products and services like Dri-guard, their state-of-the art dehumidification system; Uncle Bob’s rental trucks; and a national Customer Care Center featuring a fully integrated sales and reservation system for the Company’s rental spaces.
Founded in 1982, the Company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York, and employs over 1,200 people. Sovran’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SSS. For more information, or to find a location near you, please call (800) 242-1715, or visit our website at http://www.unclebobs.com.