UPDATE: Algona Race Car Show April 5th

The Algona Raceway car show will be held prior to Frostbuster racing action on April 5, 2014. The car show will take place 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the cement lot just northeast of the fairgrounds on Hwy 169, the location of the former Candlelight hotel. (**Note time and location change!)

The event will be held, weather permitting. If races at Algona Raceway are cancelled, the car show will be postponed.

Racers are asked to unload race cars on the north end of the lot, near Ricke’s Engine and Machine, and then park their haulers in the pit area of the race track. Race cars will be parked on the cement of the lot.

The event is presented by the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum.The museum will be open to the public from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. April 5th.

A special collection of old racing programs, photographs, brochures and other items will on display in the museum April 5th. Admission is $3.00.

Algona Raceway will award trophies to each class winner during the Frostbuster races.

More information about the events at Algona Raceway can be found at www.AlgonaRaceway.com.

For more information about the car show, contact Chad Meyer, cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com or 515-320-2593.

 

VIDEO: Sprint Car 101 featuring Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook, & Stacy Redmond

If you missed our Sprint Car 101, An Afternoon with Jim Edington, Dick Forbrook, and Stacy Redmond, the video of the event is below. It was a great day and we grateful for everyone’s support of the program.

Thank you to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum for helping make this event possible!

PHOTOS: Sprint Car 101 – March 2, 2014

Thank you to Tim Dahlhauser for the snapshots of last Sunday’s Sprint Car 101: An Afternoon with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond.

Thank you to everyone who attended. What a great turnout! Nearly 140 guests signed in. Thank you for joining us on a cold and windy day.

Sprint Car 101 was held in conjunction with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum located in Knoxville, IA. Sincere thanks to volunteers Merry Simpson, Lavon Kruse, Edgar Meyer, Ron Reefer, Jake Simpson, Kurt Dahl, Ron Lohman, Rick Klein, Chad Meyer, Louie Bormann, Dean Simpson, Denny Garbers, Terry Smith and Dave Kunkel. Also thanks to MaxYield Cooperative, Pottsie’s Pub, Tim Dahlhauser, Nathan Countryman of the Algona Upper Des Moines and KLGA radio.

Thank you to Tom Schmeh and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for bringing Sprint Car 101 to Algona!

Jim Edington (left), Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond share a laugh. It was probably during the "monkey at Fairmont Raceway" story...

Jim Edington (left), Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond share a laugh. It was probably during the “monkey at Fairmont Raceway” story…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great crowd was on hand to hear from three legends of Midwest racing.

A great crowd was on hand to hear from three legends of Midwest racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Edgington

Jim Edgington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Forbrook

Dick Forbrook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacy Redmond

Stacy Redmond

 

 

 

 

Sprint Car 101 discussion on KLGA

Chad Meyer joins KLGA’s Joe Hall-Reppen to discuss the Sunday, March 2nd “Sprint Car 101, an afternoon with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook, and Stacy Redmond.”

The doors to the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum open at 1:00 p.m., and the panel discussion begins at 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

More information about the event can be found here.

Room rental rates revised…

Rates for rental of the museum’s meeting room were recently revised.

The new rates and information about the room and facility are available here.

Thank you for your support of the museum!

February & March “Sprint Car 101” Forums Announced; Two in Knoxville and one in Algona

Dick Forbrook

Dick Forbrook

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (February 3, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce its line-up of free and open-to-the-public Sprint Car 101 educational programs for February and March, including a bonus program in Algona, Iowa. The two Third Thursday Series of programs will take place on February 20 and March 20 in Knoxville with evenings featuring “Knoxville Nationals: The First Fifty Years” book authors Eric Arnold & Bob Wilson, and sprint car veteran Joe Beaver, respectively. The Sprint Car 101 ‘On the Road’ program will take place on Sunday, March 2, with an afternoon spotlighting North Central Iowa racing veterans Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond.

According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “Due to our winter weather, we were forced to postpone our program with Eric Arnold and Bob Wilson until Thursday, February 20, and the one with Joe Beaver until Thursday, March 20. However, we are very much looking forward to both programs. We are also excited about working with Chad Meyer at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum in Algona on the afternoon with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond. This will be our second-ever Sprint Car 101 ‘On the Road’ and it follows our very successful one in Avon, Indiana, in December. I encourage sprint car fans in North Central Iowa to come out at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, to the Kossuth County Fairgrounds in Algona.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.

Sprint Car 101: An Afternoon with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook & Stacy Redmond

 

Sprint Car 101 – EVENT FLYER (PDF)

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum announced recently that they will host “Sprint Car 101: An afternoon with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond”. The event is presented by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

The special event will be held, Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the panel discussion, moderated by Chad Meyer, begins at 2:00 p.m.

Sprint Car 101 is free and open to the public.

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum is located on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds at 800 East Fair Street (Hwy 169 South), Algona, IA.

Edgington, Forbrook, and Redmond are all inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame. Forbrook and Redmond are also members of the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame. All three enjoyed success at the Algona race track in modifieds before making the jump to sprint cars.

To learn more about Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductees, click here.

 

Six Named to 2014 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame

Orie Shipler

Orie Shipler on track at Algona. He is a 2014 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductee.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame recently announced its 2014 class of inductees. The eighth annual induction ceremony will take place during the Kossuth County Fair races, held Saturday, August 2nd at Algona Raceway.

This year’s class features six individuals that achieved great success in the sport.

The late George Barton and Orie Shipler were drivers achieved success at Algona Raceway.

Recognized for his long-time support of the speedway as a wrecker operator, the late BJ Bradford joins the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame.

Bob Lewerke and Arvin Sidles will both be honored for their success as drivers and car owners.

Al & Peggy Schadendorf join the hall of fame as past promoters of Algona Raceway.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the six inductees for 2014. Candidates not selected will be considered for future inductions.

During the August 2nd Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the inductees will be recognized on the ‘Wall of Fame’, located at the entrance of the speedway grandstand. Inductees will also be introduced at the pit meeting prior to the races and prior to the fair races that night.

All race fans are invited to attend the Kossuth County Fair Races and the Hall of Fame ceremony held at the Algona Raceway.

More details about the Hall of Fame and the induction ceremony will be released when they are available to www.KossuthMuseum.com.

Photo of the day: Bob Shryock

bob shryock

2012 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductee Bob Shryock earned his first-ever feature win at Fairmont Raceway. The year was 1968, and the race was won in a family-car-turned-race-car.

Photo taken by Berg Studio and is from the Shryock family collection.

Click here to learn more about his amazing career and how his rivalry with Dennis Hovinga may have started at the track in Algona.

Museum open Saturday’s AND Sunday’s starting Nov. 30th.

The Kossuth County Agriculture and Motorsports Museum will be open Saturday’s and Sundays, beginning Saturday, November 30th and concluding December 29th.

Hours of operation both days are 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Remember, the museum is open by appointment and the meeting room, which can hold up to 95 people, is available for rent.

Contact any board member for more details.