TALLADEGA -- Car fans, go-kart enthusiasts and motorcyclists are all encouraged to come out to the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the “Karts, Cars and Stars of Talladega Short Track and Raceway Park.”

The event benefits the family of the late Chris Hurst, of Lincoln.

Hurst, who passed away last month, was a native of Talladega and graduate of Talladega High School. He served as a Talladega County corrections officer, then later traveled the world as a civilian employee of the U.S military. According to his obituary, he was a great lover of animals and worked for the city of Lincoln as a nuisance abatement and animal control officer.

The event is being sponsored by BBG Designs, Blue Lane Racing, Talladega Superspeedway and the Talladega Short Track, and is being organized by Talladega police Sgt. Marco Williams.

There will be special drawings and door prizes throughout the day, along with concessions on site, including Sno-Biz Sno Cones. There will also be inflatables for children and a special appearance by Southern Mama, aka Darren Knight.

There will also a 3-D simulator on site and, of course, race cars, go-karts and motorcycles.

There will be a contest for go-kart, junior late model and motorcycle racers, with vehicles voted best in show in each category. The entry fee is $5.

For those who will not be able to make the event, there is also a donation account at First Bank of Alabama. Please make checks payable to Donations for Chris Hurst.

For more information and vendor details, please contact Williams at blueline125@gmail.com.