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!

 

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!!!

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!

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.