Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame to Induct Seven during Fair

The Swea City Oil #88 sits in the background with (left to right) Terry Smith, Gene Schattschneider, Del Lieurance and Gene Fagerlund shown in front. Lieurance and Fagerlund will be inducted into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame August 5th. (Photo: Terry Smith collection)

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will be honoring its 2017 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 5th at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona.

The 2017 inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame include drivers Bryan Mortensen, Larry Nerdig and Dave Nutt. Car owners and builders Gene Fagerlund and Del Lieurance of Swea City Oil will be honored as will KLGA/KLGZ radio.

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 at that night pit meeting and 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.

 

 

 

 

Racing Archives/Photo Display & IMCA Old-Timers Race Car Display

1967 Fairmont Raceway.

What: Vintage racing archives and photo display, plus the IMCA Old-Timers group will have a multi-race car display out front of the Jackson Legion.

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Jackson American Legion Post 130

411 1st Street, Jackson, MN

For more information, contact Denny Garbers at 507-399-9069

www.KossuthMuseum.com

Dirt Modified Fan Forum – Windom, MN

Join the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum on the road, as we travel to Windom, MN for our Dirt Modified Fan Forum.

Featured panelists during this “Sprint Car 101” style event, are Larry Smith, Bob Hanson and Dick Forbrook!

The Dirt Show, which originates on KOWZ FM, will be in attendance as will Don Masters with Fairmont Raceway Archives. We appreciate each of you for helping out with this event!

Register for free admission tickets to the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum!

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Time: Noon – Doors open,

2:00 p.m. Forum starts

Where: Business, Arts & Recreation Center, West Gym

1012 5th Ave, Windom, MN

For more information, contact Denny Garbers: 507-399-9069.

 

Founders’ Day Cruise In

Algona’s annual Founders Day Cruise-In moves the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum parking lot, located on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds.

Bring your classic car, motorcycle, tractor, truck or any race car to display! No cost for those showing a vehicle or attending the show.

The event will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum will be open 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the Cruise-In.

For more information, contact Ron Lohman, 515-341-1312.

See you there!

Hovinga, Weber, Mills; “Stocksville Reunion” video posted

In September 2016, legendary Late Model and Modified drivers Dennis Hovinga, and Bob Weber, were joined by car owner and builder Kevin Mills in this trip down memory lane during the annual “Stocksville Reuion” held at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, IA.

During this session, we covered the early days of late models, through present day modifieds and several stories of racing in Iowa, Minnesota and the Midwest.

Hovinga and Weber are both inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, located in Algona, IA.

 

Racing Photo & Memorabilia Show to be held in Fairmont

DOWNLOAD: Flyer (PDF)

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame and Museum and Fairmont Raceway Archives Hall of Fame present a big day of racing fun!

– See our huge display of old racing photos and memorabilia!
– Visit with former drivers and track officials!
– Visitors are encouraged to bring photos and memorabilia to display!

Saturday, March 25th: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Eagles Club, 1228 W. Lake Ave. Fairmont, MN

Free Admission! Door Prizes!
Food & Beverages for purchase!

For more information contact:
Denny Garbers: 507-399-9069

Kossuth Co. Racing Hall Inductees Announced

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 class of inductees. This year’s class features six individuals that achieved great success and helped better the sport in our area.

Dave Nutt, plus the late Larry Nerdig and Bryan Mortensen, are the drivers who will be inducted this year.

Car owners, the late Gene Fagerlund and Delbert Lieurance, are also inductees. Hall of Fame drivers Les Wildin, Bud Fair and Gene Schattschneider all found victory lane behind the wheel of the Swea City Oil #88.

KLGA Radio 92.7 FM will be honored for their many years of programming dedicated to the Algona and area race tracks.

The late Howard Kohlhaas will be recognized for his many years serving the Algona track plus many others in the region.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the seven inductees for 2017. Candidates not selected will be considered for future inductions.

The date of the induction ceremony is set for Saturday, August 5th at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IA.

More details about the Hall of Fame and the induction ceremony will be released when they are available. Additional information about the hall of fame is available at www.KossuthMuseum.com.

An Afternoon with Doug Clark, Tom Savage & Keith Frantsen on Sunday, November 20, in Algona, Iowa

Keith Frantzen. Photo courtesy of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Keith Frantsen. Photo courtesy of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again traveling north on Sunday, November 20, to present its next Sprint Car 101 forum, entitled “An Afternoon with Doug Clark, Tom Savage & Keith Frantsen.” The free and open-to-the-public program, to be moderated by Chad Meyer, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kossuth County Agricultural & Motorsports Museum on the fairgrounds in Algona.

According to Chad Meyer. “We look forward to hosting Sprint Car 101 again and are grateful to partner with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum for this event. Though their careers all took different pathways, Doug, Tom and Keith all share a similar connection. Each were heavily influenced by racing in the Sioux Falls and Jackson areas before their careers took them across the Midwest and the country. Doug Clark frequented the Algona track while serving on Darryl Dawley’s pit crew in the super-modified days and Keith Frantsen was a 1975 sprint car winner here. The museum is proud to have artifacts and a sprint car from Frantsen on display during this event. Each has amazing stories and recollections that will tell the history about this sport and how our area impacted sprint car racing as a whole.”

sprint-car-101-doug-clark-tom-savage-keith-frantzenFor more information on the Kossuth County Agricultural & Motorsports Museum in Algona, individuals are urged to visit www.kossuthmuseum.com. For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, people can check out www.sprintcarhof.com.

 

Sprint Car 101: Doug Clark, Tom Savage & Keith Frantsen

sprint-car-101-doug-clark-tom-savage-keith-frantzenWe are excited to host flagman Doug Clark, racing historian Tom Savage and driver Keith Frantsen Sunday, November 20, 2016 for our next Sprint Car 101!

We will open the doors at 1:00 p.m., with our event starting at 2:00 p.m.

On display at our museum at Doug Wolfgang’s #8d and #4x spring cars. We also are proud to display the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “Salute to Ken Schrader” photograph exhibit. We also anticipate having on display one of Keith Frantsen’s sprinters and related memorabilia.

Denny Garbers will once again have on display many vintage racing photos and artifacts. We look forward to seeing you!!

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SAVE THE DATE: Sprint Car 101 – featuring Doug Clark, Tom Savage and more!

Save the date! Sunday, November 20th:

Sprint Car 101: featuring Doug Clark, Tom Savage (tentative) and more!

More details coming soon!