2023 Fundraising Auction Starts February 13th

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The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum (located in Algona, IA) needs racing memorabilia and related items. We are seeking donations of race car door panels, roofs and noses. Racing or ag-related diecast, vintage ag and racing hats, shirts, signs, and posters are welcome. Almost anything works for this fundraising auction!

This online only auction will feature vintage and recent racing memorabilia, vintage sprint car parts, gift cards, and much more.

Bidding starts February 13th and ends February 23rd

Pickup February 24 from 5-7pm and February 25 from 9-11am

More details on the auction coming soon.

100% of proceeds stay with the museum to support its operation!

Contact Edgar Meyer at 515-320-5604 or Chad Meyer at 515-320-2593 or cmeyermotorsports@gmail.com to donate items. We greatly appreciate your support!

Fundraising Auction Now LIVE- February 15-24, 2022


Kelly Shryock signed door panel.

The annual auction to support the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum located in Algona, IA is now underway!

Collectibles, Racing Memorabilia, Tools, Gift Certificates, Prints, Photos, Misc.

This online only auction ends Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6pm.

Auction preview is Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the museum 2:00- 4:00 pm.

Check out and pick up is Friday February 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. & on Saturday February 26 from 9:00am – noon.

All items are donated by local businesses & local individuals. 100% of proceeds stay with the museum for ongoing expenses. We greatly appreciation your support! May be adding more items to auction the week soon, be sure to check back often.

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum
800 East Fair St.
Algona, IA 50511


1917 Ford Model T race car, has title.

Race tire signed by Denny Anderson, Gary Shumski and Mark Noble

2021 Salute to Veterans Kossuth County Speedway winner’s sign, autographed by winner Cody Laney, plus Zane DeVilbiss, Kelly Shryock, Todd Shute, and Nick Meyer.

Kossuth County Speedway 10 punch pass

Kossuth County Speedway 10 pit pass

ISU electric cooler, never used

Racing hats

Rechargeable grease gun donated by NAPA

12 quart oil shelf donated by KEVKO

Snap On air impact wrench 3/8. New in box

Case IH creeper, donated by Dean Benschoter

CAT Challenger 85D & fertilizer cart 1/64th scale.


Holiday Train Display Date Added – Dec. 26

HOLIDAY TRAIN DISPLAY – new date set for Sunday, December 26 from 6-8 pm.
Miss last weekend’s Holiday Train exhibit at the museum? Don’t fret, we are excited to announce we have scheduled one more opportunity to see our holiday train display.
We are closed Christmas Day, but we are OPEN Sunday, December 26 from 1-4pm AND will be open for a special Holiday Train showing Sunday 6-8pm.
Questions? Call Edgar Meyer at 515-320-5604.

Toy Swap Meet – November 13, 2021

We are pleased to host our annual Toy Swap Meet at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum (Algona, IA) on November 13, 2021.

Date: November 13th
Location: Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum (800 E. Fair Street – on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, Algona, IA)
Set Up: 7am-9am
Public: 9am – 3pm

Vendors: $20 in advance/$25 day of show (8ft table and 2 admission tickets)

General Public Admission: $5/per person

RC cars and boats; slot cars; Hot Wheels; remote control planes; vintage racing programs & photos; die cast farm toys and MORE!

For more information contact 515-320-1441



Fan Forum with Mark Noble to be held in Albert Lea

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum will be attending the sold out Crossroads Motorsports Show in Albert Lea, MN. The museum will have a display and will also host Mark Noble as part of a fundraising fan forum. 

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Event: 10 am – 4 pm

Mark Noble Fan Forum starts at 11 am. 

Show is held at the Armory Building, 410 Prospect Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Admission: $10 to attend the event, Mark Noble fan forum is a free-will offering to attend, to raise funds to complete the museum’s Trostle sprint car.

Email Chad Meyer (cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com) for more information.

Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame to Induct Six During Fair

2019 Kossuth Co. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Kevin Berte, stands in victory lane after one of his many wins at Algona. (Photo – Berte collection)

Kevin Berte, Larry Lappe, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Pingel, Ron Pope, Del Stokke to be inducted August 3, 2019. 

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will be honoring its 2019 class of inductees during the Kossuth County Fair.

The annual induction ceremony will take place during this year’s Kossuth County Fair races, held Saturday, August 3rd at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona.

The 2019 inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame include three drivers.

1960’s era driver, the late Del Stokke, who was the 1970 Kossuth County Fair race champion will be inducted as will Whittemore’s Kevin Berte. Among Berte’s accomplishments, he was a Kossuth County Fair Race champion twice and collected four track championships in six years. He also won the Gene Schattschneider Memorial race at Algona two times and owns 41 wins at Algona, seventh all-time here.

Jerry Pingel with driver Larry Kirkpatrick. Pingel collection

Ron Pope, the 1993 IMCA Modified National champion, earned 32 wins at Algona in his career, plus two track championships. Pope also won three consecutive Schattschneider Memorial races, two Kossuth County Fair races and the 1992 NCAR Nationals at Algona.

Jerry Pingel began helping Jim Utt on his #30 sprint cars in 1971 as a mechanic, and continued spinning wrenches through 1977. With Pingel building and maintaining the engines the team collected wins across the country and at home. Their highest point finish in IMCA national points was third in 1974 with Ralph Blackett as their main driver.

Edgar Meyer, back row, right, stands in victory lane at Fairmont Raceway with the Meyer Farms #12 driven by Bob Weber. Weber collection

For 50 years, Edgar Meyer has been a big supporter of local racing. Owning cars with Bob Weber produced multiple wins in the Jackson Nationals and the Fall Futurity at Webster City, among many others. He has been a sponsor for much of Jake Simpson’s career, of which he has five Algona track championships, multiple fair wins and 46 wins at Algona. Today, Meyer volunteers much of his time for track preparation at the Algona track.

Larry Lappe will be honored for his many years of track preparation at Algona and several other area race tracks.

There will be an inductee reception at the museum at 4:00 p.m., with the ceremony taking place at 4:30 p.m.

Inductees will also be introduced in front of the grandstand during the races.

This event will also serve as a reunion for both past and current inductees. The inductees in the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, their families, and friends are invited to attend the night’s racing activities at the Kossuth County Speedway.

More information about the ceremony can be found online at www.kossuthmuseum.com.

Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Class

Kevin Berte’s modified sits ready to head to the track. Berte joins five others as 2019 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductees. Photo from Bob Arend collection.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame recently announced its 2019 class of inductees. This year’s class features six individuals that achieved great success in the sport.

Drivers Kevin Berte, Ron Pope and the late Del Stokke join Jerry Pingel, Edgar Meyer and Larry Lappe as 2019 inductees.

Whittemore’s Kevin Berte sits seventh all-time in wins at Algona with 41 career wins and four track championships. Ron Pope of Mason City posted 32 feature wins in his career at Algona along with a pair of track championships. Both Berte and Pope hold IMCA Supernationals championships. The late Del Stokke from Ames rounds out our inductee class of drivers, earning six feature wins, and the 1970 fair race.

Jerry Pingel of West Des Moines, is a former crew member and mechanic on the Jim & Helen Utt sprint car, which achieved great success across the Midwest.

For many years Larry Lappe has performed track preparation duties at various northern Iowa speedways. He will be recognized for his long-standing dedication to the Kossuth County Speedway and others.

While he is known today as a key race track preparation volunteer at the Algona track, Edgar Meyer has supported local racing for nearly a lifetime. For several years he co-owned winning IMCA modifieds piloted by Bob Weber and the Meyer Farms sponsored B-Mods and IMCA Northern SportMods driven by Jake Simpson.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the inductees for 2019. Candidates not chosen will be considered for future inductions.

The induction ceremony will take place during the Kossuth County Fair, Saturday, August 3rd.

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

Mom’s Admitted Free on Mother’s Day!!

All mom’s are admitted free to the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, when they are accompanied by their children and/or grandchildren!

We look forward to seeing you!!



Dirt Modified Fan Forum: An Afternoon with Pat Graham, Al Hejna, Dave Nutt

Moderated by Chad Meyer

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Doors open at 10:00 p.m. – Fundraising auction at 11:00 a.m.

Forum: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we’ll hear from 3 past track champions and race winners at the Kossuth County Speedway.

This event is a fundraiser for the museum, raising funds for operational costs of the museum.

800 East Fair Street, Algona, IA
(Located on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds)

Admission:         $10.00/each  –  Ages 14 and up,
                                Free – 13 and younger

All proceeds benefit the operation of the museum!!

Annual Fundraising Auction – March 31, 2019

Our fundraiser will take place March 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

All auction items acquired will be placed on that auction .Thank you!

Annual fundraising auction to take place at the our museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IA. More auction items will be posted soon! Descriptions of items in the captions below.

Fundraising auction sale bill (PDF)

Racing Through Time – Iowa Racing History book, by Bill Haglund. Donated by Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum.

3 piece hood off Nick Meyer’s IMCA Modified. Donated by Nick Meyer Racing.

AERO Race Wheel, Joe Gibbs Racing take off. Donated by Edgar Meyer.

Austin Wolf #721 aluminum modified roof. Donated by Wolf Racing.

USB drives that contain stock car racing videos from Kossuth County Speedway in 1994-1997. Really cool!!!! Donated by Ed Wolf and Dave Peterson.

$50 gift card to Algona Auto Wash. Donated by the Jack Limbaugh family.

Special edition Firestone F-20 Farmall diecast tractor. Donated by Jack’s OK Tire Service in Algona.

Kevin Stoa autographed #98 door panel. Donated by Kevin Stoa and KS Engineering.

Race car hood from Greg Marlow’s #GM1 modified. Donated by Steve Krapp Racing.

Kansas Speedway ticket package!! Includes race tickets to all events, parking passes, pre-race concerts and MORE! Courtesy of KOWZ FM and Klane Dushek.

“You just got passed by a piece of Krapp” rear panels of Scott Cook’s #1i. Donated by Steve Krapp.

Denny Anderson rear panels, donated by Steve Krapp.

Fair Street Speedway seat cushion. Donated by Steve Krapp.

Sthil leaf blower. $180 retail value. Donated by Tom Eischen Sales.

Mike Sorenson door panel, autographed. Donated by Logan Kelly.

1/24th scale Kelly Shryock ADC Red Series diecast!!! Donated by Burke Plain.

Kelly Shryock autographed “1st IMCA win at Britt” door. Donated by Lake Mills Motorsports.

Tad Reutzel “Salute to Veterans” door and quarter panel. Autographed by local Kossuth County veterans. Donated by Tad Reutzel.

Tad Reutzel quarter panel. Donated by Tad Reutzel.

Donated by Jim Edgington

AJ Foyt and Mario books. Donated by Jim Edgington

Vintage and RARE dirt track books by Joe Scalzo and Jack Fox. Hard to find!!! Donated by Jim Edgington

Donated by Jim Edgington. Includes Mel Kenyon book.

Donated by Jim Edgington.

Donated by Jim Edgington. Includes Ted Horn book and Richard Petty biography.

Jeremy Mills #10 door and quarter panel. Donated by Mills Racing.


Jeremy Mills #10 quarter panel. Donated by Mills Racing.


Jeremy Mills #10 door and quarter panel. Donated by Mills Racing.


Ben Schultze #74 door panel. Donated by Schultze Racing.


Snap On under hood light. Donated by Chad Meyer


NEW Simpson race helmet, size 2XL. Donated by Schroeder Racing Products.



Nascar 50th Anniversary Rebco clock. Donated by Chad Meyer


Performance Bodies banner, donated by Chad Meyer

To donate items to our fundraising auction, contact Chad Meyer 515-320-2593, cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com. We appreciate your support!

Kelly Shryock door panel, donated by Shryock Racing


Colt 45 lighted beer sign…WORKS! Donated by Chad Meyer


Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum bags game boards, donated by Ron Reefer.


Mark Noble modified roof. Donated by Larry Groen.


10 punch pit pass and 10 punch grandstand pass. Donated by Kossuth County Speedway.


V8 Chevy valve covers – donated by KEVKO Racing!


Framed antique tractor calendar prints.


Framed antique tractor calendar prints.


Donated by Klane Dushek!


Donated by Klane Dushek!


Donated by Klane Dushek!


1/64th Scott Bloomquist Action diecast. Donated by Klane Dushek!


“Purple Flame” drag racing print, donated by Klane Dushek.


25th Anniversary Mark Noble shirt, donated by Klane Dushek.


DOT helmet, donated by Sportsman’s Corner, Algona.


George Nordman IMCA SportMod door. Donated by Nordman Racing.

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