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Car, bike expo to target dangers of street racing

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department has announced that the second annual Beat the Heat car and motorcycle expo will happen Sunday, July 15 this year to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal street racing.

The outdoor expo, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, is free. Features include a car and bike show, K-9 handlers' demo, silent auction, dunk-a-cop tank and cone course.

Beat the Heat, a non-profit charity comprised of law enforcement officers, uses drag racing to raise awareness to the dangers of illegal street racing.

Show entry is a $20 donation for cars and $10 for motorcycles. For vendor information, contact Sheriff's Department Cpl. Chris Ozaluk at 770-630-2483.