Fundraising Auction is ONLINE Now….

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Fundraising Auction going on now! Online only. Snap On Tools, Vintage and recent racing memorabilia, gift cards, and so much more. Register & bid at https://lhoffmanauctions.hibid.com/
 
Bidding ends Feb. 25 starting @ 6:00 pm.
 
Preview of items takes place on Sat. Feb 20, 2:00- 4:00 at the museum in Algona. 100% of proceeds stay with the museum to support it’s operation!
 
• Race car door & body panels from Bleess, Hejna, Schultze, Knecht, Meyer, Ruby, Looft
• 2020 racing t-shirt quilt
• Duel in the Desert mini-modified door signed by Scott Bloomquist
• Race for Hope 71 mini-modified door signed by Thornton, Black, Foley, Sullivan
• DeWalt and Snap On Tools
• Gifts from Hy-Vee, Fareway, local hotels and many more
• Dirt Knights & Salute to Vets Kossuth County Speedway signs
• Jordan Grabouski and Peyton Taylor signed photos
• Dale Sr. and Dale Earnhardt signs & memorabilia
• And much more!

Four Bud Racing Dale Jr hats. Two are leather, really cool! Also Bud do-rag. Courtesy of Tom Wiemers.

Hunting with Heroes – Salute to Veterans victory lane sign from 2020. Autographed by the IMCA Modified top 4, Brandon Beckendorf, Jeremy Mills, Austin Wolf and Todd Shute! Donated by MaxYield Cooperative and Chad Meyer.

Hunting with Heroes – Salute to Veterans victory lane sign from 2020. Autographed by the IMCA Modified top 4, Brandon Beckendorf, Jeremy Mills, Austin Wolf and Todd Shute! Donated by MaxYield Cooperative and Chad Meyer.

Courtesy of Klane Dushek

Mall of America Moose Mountain and Nickleodeon Universe tickets, courtesy of Klane Dushek.

Off road helmets courtesy of Gary Shumski. $230 value for each!

Off road helmets courtesy of Gary Shumski. $230 value for each!

Off road helmets courtesy of Gary Shumski. $230 value for each!

Off road helmets courtesy of Gary Shumski. $230 value for each!

Off road helmets courtesy of Gary Shumski. $230 value for each!

Large garage/pit mat and shop broom. Donated by Five Star Tool Supply, Terry Wiederin.

Donated by MaxYield Cooperative

Assorted Kelly Shryock Racing shirts and hat. Donated by Kelly Shryock.

Matt Looft Prizm Express door panel. Donated by Matt Looft Racing.

Matt Looft MB’s Auto Clinic door panel. Donated by Matt Looft Racing.

IH 986 Prestige Series 1/16th diecast tractor. Donated by Bancroft Red Power.

Black engine lift plate, orange engine lift plate and set of orange motor mounts. All from KEVKO Mfg and all with KEVKO shirts!

Josh Ruby #30 Algona feature win roof. Donated by Ruby Racing.

Ben Ruby #30 roof. Donated by Ruby Racing.

Jacob Blees #21 door off his first IMCA feature win car, which occurred in Algona. Donated by Ruby Racing.

ADC 1/24th scale diecast Red Series late model, Paducah KY Raceway special edition. One side features Ken Schrader, the other side Dale Earnhardt Jr. Very cool! Donated by Tom Wiemers.

ADC 1/24th scale diecast Red Series late model, Paducah KY Raceway special edition. One side features Ken Schrader, the other side Dale Earnhardt Jr. Very cool! Donated by Tom Wiemers.

IMCA TV special edition “Duel in the Desert” theme logo’d crew t-shirt. Size 2XL, never worn. Donated by Chad Meyer

Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, IA officials shirt! Donated by Tom Wiemers.

Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, IA officials shirt! Donated by Tom Wiemers.

Dale Jr. BUD Winner’s Circle jacket. Size 2XL, NEVER WORN! Donated by Tom Wiemers.

Dale Jr. BUD Winner’s Circle jacket. Size 2XL, NEVER WORN! Donated by Tom Wiemers.

Two-Lane Roads and County Fairs racing history book. Autographed by author Bill Haglund. Donated by Klane Dushek

 

 

Rich Vogler framed print. Donated by Chad Meyer

Ben Schultze ICS 74T door. Donated by Schultze Racing.

Ben Schultze EEE 74T door. Donated by Schultze Racing.

Cody Knecht quarter panel. Donated by Knecht Racing.

Cody Knecht 49K door. Donated by Knecht Racing.

Goodyear Class of 2002 NASCAR drivers framed poster. Donated by Chad Meyer

Jordan Grabouski signed print, framed. Donated by Chad Meyer

Butch Householder, Denny Hovinga, Dick Simpson (promoter), Larry Cook (flag), Gene Schattschneider framed 8×10’s. Donated by museum.

Jim Edgington, Bob Weber, Kelly Shryock 8×10’s.

Kelly Shryock, Richard Simpson 8×10’s

IMCA stamped, American Racer tire. Autographed by Gary Shumski, Denny Anderson and Mark Noble. Donated by Klane Dushek.

Donated by Klane Dushek.

Rex Mays in the Seals Fast Big Car framed print. Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Vintage fiberglass racing seat. Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Many Flathead Ford books. Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Donated by Klane Dushek

Dinner and show for two at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, $230 value. Donated by Klane Dushek

Nick Meyer Salute to Veterans/supporting fallen Des Moines police officer tribute roof. Donated by Nick Meyer Racing.

Nick Meyer Salute to Veterans/Lakota Hunting with Heroes complete nose panels. Donated by Nick Meyer Racing.

Nick Meyer Salute to Veterans/Lakota Hunting with Heroes complete race car side. Donated by Nick Meyer Racing.

Nick Meyer Salute to Veterans/Lakota Hunting with Heroes complete race car side. Donated by Nick Meyer Racing.

Nick Meyer Salute to Veterans/Lakota Hunting with Heroes complete race car side. Donated by Nick Meyer Racing.

Terra Haute First National Bank Legends Car hood. Donated by Chad Meyer

Large Hancock County Speedway banner. Has character and some distress. Will hang inside nice.

IMCA TV banner. Has some character and distress, but will hang inside ok.

Bottle Opener collection

2 qty Aluma polo shirts, size 2XL

Holiday oil lamp. Donated by Dave Kunkel

Smokeless indoor grill. Donated by Dave Kunkel

Vintage Mark Martin, Valvoline, Roush Racing jacket, size 2XL. Donated by Joe Bunkofske

“The Maintainer” yard rake. These are awesome!! Donated by Jake Simpson

Duck decoys. Donated by Ron Lohman

Pioneer hooded coat, size XL. Donated by Capesius Bros. Algona.

NEW Snap On ratchets and standard plus deep well sockets. 1/2″ and 3/8″ drives. $4000 total value. Donated by Snap On.

NEW Snap On ratchets and standard plus deep well sockets. 1/2″ and 3/8″ drives. $4000 total value. Donated by Snap On.

Icebin tumbler towers. Donated by Carroll Imp.

Chrome Truck Stop Sinclair toy semi-truck. Donated by Chrome Truck Stop.

Massey Ferguson MR6480 silver die cast commemorative tractor. Donated by Carroll Imp

Buick shirt and hat. Donated by Kemna Auto

Russell Sonnenberg large framed prints. Your choice. Donated by the museum.

YUASA 2 amp auto battery charger & maintainer

Yeti Rambler tumblers. Donated by Arnold Motor Supply.

Bob Harris Ent. shirts and hat. Donated by BHE

Donated by Buliders First Source

Hoosier ARCA tire, signed by Frank Kimmel. Donated by Ron Reefer

Donated by museum.

Donated by Smithfield Foods. $75 value

Donated by Kossuth County Speedway. Grandstand pass $100 value, pit pass $300 value.

Water Connection gift certificates, $50 each. Donated by Water Connection

1 free pie. Donated by Bub’s Pie Shop.

Donated by Fareway Algona. $25

(2) $25 gift certificates, donated by Sportsmens Corner

Donated by HyVee Algona

One night stay donated by Brookstone Lodge and Suites Algona. $150 value

One night stay donated by AmericInn Algona, up to $125 value.

NEW office chair, very nice. Donated by Spencer Office Supplies

Large banner donated by New Vision Custom Shirts and XR+

Large banner donated by Shaw Race Cars and XR+

Assorted vintage yard sticks, many from Algona. Donated by museum.

Assorted vintage yard sticks, many from Algona. Donated by museum.

Used racing helmet. DISPLAY ONLY, not suitable for use today. Donated by Daryl Arend.

Kossuth County Speedway – Dirt Knights winners sign. Autographed by race winner Richie Gustin. Donated by MaxYield Cooperative/Chad Meyer

Kossuth County Speedway – Dirt Knights winners sign. Autographed by race winner Richie Gustin. Donated by MaxYield Cooperative/Chad Meyer

POSTPONED: Museum to Host Toy Swap Meet November 14, 2020

This event is POSTPONED until a later date!!!

Toy Swap Meet

Museum Flyer PDF

Held at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IA

Featuring:
RC Cars & Boats
Slot Cars
Hot Wheels
Remote controlled planes
Vintage racing programs and photos
Diecast farm toys and MORE!

Vendor information coming soon.

General admission: $5

Set up time: 7am – 9am
General admission: 9am-3pm

Contact 515-320-1441 for more information!

Erpelding, Gray, Kubly, Schrader & Weydert Are Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

The late Gus Schrader, who headlined IMCA “Big Car” action at the Kossuth County Fair in the 1930’s-40’s, and four others will be inducted into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame in Algona. Photo from National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, located in Algona, IA, has announced its 2020 class of inductees. This year’s class features five individuals that made a significant impact on the sport of racing.

Mason City’s Craig Gray was a top IMCA Stock Car driver at Algona during the ‘90’s, collecting at least 28 victories, tying him for 15th all-time here in total wins. Gray also won two track championships at Algona in addition to the 1998 Kossuth County Fair and an amazing four Fall Nationals events plus the 2002 Schattschneider Memorial.

Algona’s Dave Erpelding earned at least 16 victories at his home track in his career. He also collected the 2000 Schattschneider Memorial plus two point titles here.

The late Gus Schrader, from Newhall, IA has often been referred to as the greatest dirt track driver of his generation. The six-time IMCA Sprint Car National Champion deservedly received top billing when he competed at the Kossuth County Fair in 1930-40’s. He held the track speed record here until it was surpassed by Frank Luptow in 1951.

Jerry Weydert from West Bend is a former crew member and mechanic on the famed “8 Ball” car driven by fellow Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductee Leo Christensen.

LuVerne’s John Kubly is a long-time supporter of local racing and “Kubly Farms” has adorned the sides of many successful racers in the area. Cars sponsored by Kubly have earned countless feature wins and track championships here and at other speedways in the region.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the inductees for 2020.

The induction ceremony is planned to take place during the Kossuth County Fair, Saturday, August 8th.

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

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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Fan Forum: An Afternoon with Clayton Christensen & Ron Pope

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Forum: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Christensen is a multi-event winner at the Kossuth County Speedway and holds marquee events wins in the Harris Clash, Jackson Nationals and a Dirt Tour event at Britt. In 2019, he will be full-time behind the wheel of his 305 sprinter!

Pope has won several races in Algona, including the 1992 NCAR Nationals and Schattschneider Memorial. He is the 2005 track champion and 1993 IMCA Modified National champ. Join us for a fun afternoon learning more about their storied careers!

This event is a fundraiser to complete our Trostle sprint car project. Admission is $10, ages 14+.

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

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