Bjorge, Hansen, Peterson Headline Racing Legends Event in Fairmont, MN

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum and www.fairmontracewayarchives.org will host a “Dirt Track Legends” event, featuring Dave Bjorge, Terry Hansen and Ken Peterson. The special event will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Eagles Club in Fairmont, MN, located at 1228 W. Lake Ave. in Fairmont.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with the forum featuring these former stand-out late model drivers starting at 2:00 p.m. The event is free, family friendly and open to the public. The event will be moderated by Chad Meyer.

All three drivers on the panel discussion raced for several years at Fairmont Raceway and across the Midwest, each achieving success behind the wheel. Peterson was a multi-time feature race winner at the Kossuth County Speedway, located in Algona, IA, and is a 1973 fair race champion at the Algona track. Each former driver will discuss their racing careers and highlights from their many years of competition.

This event builds on the successful Sprint Car 101 and Dirt Track Legends series held at the museum. “We are excited to hold our first ever event in Fairmont. Over the years, there has been a lot of crossover of racers and fans from Algona to Fairmont and back. We look forward to learning much more about the stellar careers of Dave Bjorge, Terry Hansen and Ken Peterson,” said Chad Meyer, museum volunteer.

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum is located on the fairgrounds, on Hwy 169 South, in Algona, IA.

Individuals interested in learning more about this event, or the museum are urged to visit www.kossuthmuseum.com or by contacting Denny Garbers at 507-399-9069 or Don Masters at 507-402-5332.

Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Class

Mark Noble in victory lane after winning the 1994 IMCA Super Nationals in Boone. He is a 2018 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductee.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame recently announced its 2018 class of inductees. This year’s class features nine individuals that achieved great success in the sport.

Algona’s Greg Hilbert and Blooming Prairie, Minnesota’s Mark Noble join the late Bruce Sommerfeld and Vic Dicks as drivers who will be inducted into the hall of fame this summer.

Dan & Sandy Danielsen, Algona, promoted the Algona track plus the former Wright County Speedway in rural Belmond and helped establish the Hancock County Speedway in Britt. The Danielsen’s join our inductee class for their many years of dedication to the sport.

Wendell Schutjer, Gary Zwiefel and Erwin Smith represent the northern portion of Kossuth County and were the builders and owners of the “German Valley Special” which had Richard Simpson and Jon Hiscocks as drivers.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the inductees for 2018. Candidates not chosen will be considered for future inductions.

The induction ceremony will take place during the Kossuth County Fair, Saturday, August 4th.

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

 

 

 

 

Bjorge, Hansen, Peterson: Dirt Track Legends Q&A

November Museum Hay Ride

The public is invited to our first-ever hay ride, sponsored by the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum in Algona. The museum is located on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds.

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 800 East Fair Street, Algona, IA (check in at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum)

Cost: $5.00 admission fee includes admission to museum and hay ride, plus free coffee, lemonade, hot dog and cookie

See you there!!!

 

First Annual Fundraising Auction!

Our first annual fundraising auction takes place Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum. Auction starts at NOON and all proceeds benefit the museum.

Silent auction, plus an amazing live auction featuring antique tractors, a rare IH terrace plow, unique carved rocking horse, many, many racing memorabilia items.

Full sale bill and many more photos on our Facebook page and at www.kossuthmuseum.com!

For the full sale bill, click here (PDF)! More items added daily!

Mark your calendars today! Auction is free to attend and all proceeds benefit the museum. See you there!

50th anniversary t-shirts – Fairmont Raceway! One has all track champions listed on the back!

Jay Ihrke #96 roof.

USMTS #4 door panel. Dereck Ramirez? Not sure on history.

Mike Sorenson #19 door panel – brown color.

Mike Sorenson #19 door panel – blue color

Mike Isder #1 Skyrocket nose panel.

The Dirt Show – KOWZ FM t-shirts!!!

Vintage Hot Rod magazine, American Muscle Cars and Edelbrock hot rod books.

Hoosier Racing Tire flag – used

World of Outlaws Class of 2017 posters

1/64 scale Racing Champions sprint cars – including Jackson Racing Hall of Fame cars

Jim Beam-Robby Gordon shot glass, Steve Kinser scale model kit, Miller Lite pilsner glass, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 2018 calendar – unopened!

Youngblood Motorsports Gallery “The Legend of ‘Flamin’ Frank,” framed poster!

Vintage Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines!!!

Ford Hot Rods, Outlaw Sprints, Brick by Brick and America’s Speedways books.

Ryan Gustin 19G door panel, autographed. From his first USMTS championship car!

Ryan Hiscocks 7III rear panel – autographed.

Hancock County Speedway photo – Dolphin, Mills, Marks, Hughes, Wolf.

USMTS flag, autographed by starting field at Algona in 2017. Gustin, Hughes, Thornton Jr, and more!

1944 IH Farmall “H”

1937 Farmall “F20”

6 antique wooden chairs

Antique drop leaf table

antique oak round table

IH end-gate seeder, nice.

IH Whirlwind terrace plow

Unique hand-carved wood rocking horse

Cenex Land O’Lakes Seed banner

Triumph wood flare box wagon on JD rubber tired gear

AERO race wheel, JGR – Tony Stewart, Hamlin, Busch

AERO race wheel – Red Bull Racing, most likely Brian Vickers/AJ Almendinger

Al Hejna 7 BUD door and quarter panel

Greg Sidles – Arvin Sidles tribute quarter panel

Autographed by Les Wildin, Bob Weber, Bud Peterson and many more!

Billy Moyer crew shirt – autographed!

Clayton Christensen 1CC Eat Beef nose panel

Cody Knecht 49K Iowa Hawkeye Tyler Sash tribute door, quarter and sail panels

Colby Fett 00 door panel

Dale JR 81 test car diecast

Dale Jr ROOKIE YEAR cardboard standup.

Dale Earnhardt Sr Pontiac Ventura diecast – Legendary Series.

Denny Anderson20 door panel

Donny Schatz neon clock

Donny Schatz autographed souvenir helmet!

Fairmont, Slayton, Worthington raceways poster – new-old stock. Autographed by many Fairmont legends!!

Fairmont, Slayton, Worthington raceways poster – new-old stock.

Fairmont Raceway car magnet

Greg Sidles 1 door panel

Hanselman, Opheim, Palmer autographed Britt photo

Helmet autographed by Don O’Neal, Todd Shute, Kenny Wallace, Bobby Pierce, Bob Pierce, Todd Cooney and more!

Helmet autographed by MANY midwest drivers

IMCA TV banner – autographed by the entire Britt Salute to Veterans Hawkeye Dirt Tour modified field!!

NAPA 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda diecast

1985 IMCA Super Nationals shirt – West Liberty, IA

Winston Cup Series – Talledega Super Speedway rocks glass

Danica Patrick IndyCar cardboard standup

Jay Ihrke BUD quarter panel

Jay Ruby 30 door panel

Jay Ruby 30 door panel

Jeff Flohrs 11K door panel

Jeremy Mills 10 door panel

Joe Schmit 84 door panel

Joe Schmit 84 modified hood

Josh Ruby 30 door panel

Kelly Shryock 3 quarter panel – autographed!

Kevin Stoa 98 door panel

KEVKO V8 Chevy valve covers

KEVKO engine lift plates, wheel socket and broom holders

Michelob Golden Light bar mirror

Mike Isder 1 door and quarter panels

Mike Spaulding 17S modified roof

Nick Meyer 2 door panel

Pat Graham 1G Evel Knevel door panel! Autographed!

Rusty Wallace Miller Lite bar mirror

Mall of America Prize pack!!

Nose and hood from Tim Shaffer’s Beef Packers sprint car!!

1987 IMCA Super Nationals shirt, Mason City!

Iowa Hot Dog Eating Contest, Vinton Speedway shirt

Tunis Speedway shirt!

Wetherell Mfg. Alta National IMCA Series shirt

Power Boost decal and Jeff Hammond SPEED TV autographed poster.

1983, 1987, 1991, 1993 IMCA yearbooks!!!

Allis Chalmers model “G” tractor plus implements, including one-bottom plow.

Allis Chalmers model “G” tractor plus implements, including one-bottom plow.

Allis Chalmers model “G” tractor plus implements, including one-bottom plow.

Large hero card autographed by Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Bell Helmet visor, autographed by Jamey Ogston.

1973 Chrysler Kit Car information and letter.

Kyotee mini-sprint racing brochures.

Bob Harris Race Tech Workshop 2006 handbook.

Racing2Cure.org shirt autographed by Todd Shute, Kelly Shryock, Corey Dripps, John and Johnathon Logue, Jay Noteboom, Kyle Strickler, Keith White, Mike Nichols and more!

Dale Earnhardt tribute magazines. In great shape!!!!

Large selection of vintage license plates. Several RARE pieces in here, included vintage county number tags that are very hard to find! Multiple states!

Sprint car hood. Donated by D.A Motorsports. No history, decals removed. Makes a great man cave project!!!!

Sprint car hood. Donated by D.A Motorsports. No history, decals removed. Makes a great man cave project!!!! What’s left of the name on the hood.

Sprint car hood. Donated by D.A Motorsports. No history, decals removed. Makes a great man cave project!!!!

Sprint car hood. Donated by D.A Motorsports. No history, decals removed. Makes a great man cave project!!!! What’s left of the driver/owner names on hood.

Federal Mogul 350 Chevy flat-top pistons, .30 over. Donated by D.A Motorsports.

KEVKO Chevy V8 racing oil pan. Donated by D.A. Motorsports.

Swiss Army knife, engine sling and Vice-Grip pliers. Donated by D.A Motorsports.

Simpson lap belt and shoulder harness. Donated by D.A. Motorsports.

American Racer right rear sprint car tire. Race it…or turn it into a coffee table! Donated by D.A. Motorsports

Crow Enterprises lap belt and G Force helmet net.

Crow Enterprises lap belt, shoulder harness, anti-sub belt, Simpson helmet net.

Hancock County Speedway LARGE banner, AUTOGRAPHED by 2017 champions, Bubba Brown, Brandon Nielsen, Colby Fett, Chad Palmer and Josh Ruby.

Hancock County Speedway LARGE banner, AUTOGRAPHED by 2017 champions, Bubba Brown, Brandon Nielsen, Colby Fett, Chad Palmer and Josh Ruby.

Hancock County Speedway LARGE banner, AUTOGRAPHED by 2017 champions, Bubba Brown, Brandon Nielsen, Colby Fett, Chad Palmer and Josh Ruby.

Sportsman and Boat show program, VINTAGE Custom Cars magazine, new Daytona 500 hat, with tag.

Vintage and authentic and VERY RARE, sprint car knee pads, designed and manufactured by Frantsen Racing! Still in the package!

Four pack of BUD, Dale Jr. theme. STILL FULL!

$25.00 Fridley Theaters gift card, courtesy of Chrome Country Inn.

Carroll Implement and Buscher Bros. RV gift cards

Nick Meyer, Ricky Stephan, Randy Brands autographed shirts!

Mike Jergens and Tim Ward autographed shirts!

Kyle Strickler autographed shirt and card!

Aaron Tippin AUTOGRAPHED guitar!

Aaron Tippin AUTOGRAPHED guitar

An Afternoon with Denny Anderson, Mark Noble, & Kevin Stoa

Dirt Modified Fan Forum: An afternoon with Denny Anderson, Mark Noble and Kevin Stoa!

Moderated by Chad Meyer.

Event takes place Sunday, November 19, 2017. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., fan forum starts at 2:00 p.m. and goes to about 3:30 p.m.

We’ll tell stories and detail each modified drivers career during this family friendly event!

Event takes place at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IA. More information about the museum and the event are at www.kossuthmuseum.com.

Admission: $5 ages 14 and up, free ages 13 and younger. All proceeds benefit the museum.

Mark your calendars now for a fun filled afternoon!!

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

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!