Photo of the Day: Simpson vs. Schattschneider

img217 cmop Richard Simpson, leads rival Gene Schattschneider at Algona Raceway when took they tops off.

What a shot! Two of the legends of Kossuth County racing go toe-to-toe. Simpson, smooth and calculating, out in front of charging Schattschneider.

When Simpson recently found the photo, he commented, “I can’t believe I was leading.” And then laughed, “I didn’t think I ever beat him.”

The records show that both earned their share of trophies. Both are inductees in the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame.

Photo from the Richard Simpson collection.

Today in Racing History: Kossuth County Raceway, 1995

June 17 – The weather was hot and so was the action at Kossuth County Raceway in Algona, Iowa on Saturday night. Kevin Berte of Whittemore, Iowa, took an exciting IMCA modified feature win over Denny Anderson of Rochester, Minn. Ricky Jo Smith and Tim Erpelding, both of Algona, took third and fourth respectively followed by Dave Wickman of Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Greg Hilbert of Algona grabbed top honors in the IMCA stock car main event and Tom Taylor of Ventura, Iowa, was victorious in hobby stock feature action.

Source: Thanks Kyle!