Annual Meeting Date Set


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum.

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum Board and to the general public that the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum meeting room at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, 800 east Fair Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Election of three additional board members will be conducted. If you are interested in seeking election to the board, contact our nominating committee:

Edgar Meyer, 515-320-5604 Email:

Jake Simpson, 712-221-9865 Email:

Kurt Dahl, 320-226-1851 Email:

Membership cost is $25 annually.



Museum Hosts June KICD Tractor Ride

KICD Tractor RideThe Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum hosted the annual KICD Tractor Ride.

Nearly 200 riders converged on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds and were treated to a free preview tour of the museum.

Thank you for stopping by!


“Month of Money” Set for Britt, Algona Raceways

Northern Iowa’s “Month of Money” kicks off on the Fourth of July holiday at the Algona Raceway. The Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour presented by XSAN returns for a third straight Independence holiday event. Fireworks follow the $1,000 to win, minimum $150 to start IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour feature on July 4th.

Also on the Independence Day card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, running for $750 and $500 to win, respectively, and all applicable points.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. at Algona. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Winners of the next three IMCA Stock Car feature events, plus a teammate of their choosing earn the right to compete in the annual $400 to win, 15-lap Ron Hansen Memorial Wildcard race at Algona Raceway. The special event will qualify 10 drivers and will be held on July 20.

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars compete for $5000 possible to win during the Hancock County Fair race, held Friday, July 26th in Britt. IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts join the fair race card. All classes earn six-foot tall trophies.

The “Month of Money” trail heads to Algona Raceway on Wednesday, July 31st for a Kossuth County Fair special event. Stock Cars are the featured class, with all classes running for an increased purse.

On Saturday, August 3rd the Kossuth County Fair races will feature triple first place payoffs, plus double purse money for positions second through fourth in all IMCA classes.

Racers will be competing for $1500 to win in the IMCA modifieds (2nd $800, 3rd $700, 4th $600), $1200 for IMCA stock cars (2nd $600, 3rd $500, 4th $400), $900 to win the IMCA SportMods and hobby stocks (2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $250).

MaxYield Cooperative will return as sponsor of the “Hard Charger Award”, recognizing drivers who advance the most positions from their original starting spot.

The support of Doocy Repair in Lone Rock, IA makes the increased purse of $6250 ($1250 more than last year’s purse) possible. All classes earn six-foot tall trophies.

Last year’s winners of the fair races were Andy Boeckman (IMCA hobby stocks), Matt Hoeft (IMCA SportMods), Jim Larson (IMCA stock cars) and Dustin Smith (IMCA modifieds).

The 19th annual Doug Studer Farms Night of 1000 Stars will pay IMCA Modifieds a possible $8,000 to win and starts 36 cars for 50 laps at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt on Thursday, August 8th. It is also a stop on the Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour and has Ken Schrader competing that night in the IMCA modifieds.

Friday, August 9th features the first annual DuPont Pioneer/Doug Studer Farms Night of 10,000 Stars, posting a possible $10,000 to win top prize for the IMCA Modifieds.

For more information about events held at the Hancock County Speedway, go to and for information about Algona, log on to


Museum Hours Announced for Kossuth Co. Fair

UPDATE: We will have the following hours during the 2013 Kossuth County Fair:

Tues. July 30: 6-8 p.m.
Wed. July 31 – Sat. Aug. 3: 4-7 p.m.
Admission during the fair: Free will offering (we appreciate your support!)

Les Wildin featured as “Photo of the Day”

Head over to and click “Photo of the Day.” You’ll see Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductees Wayne Arndorfer & Les Wildin’s modified featured.

We appreciate Coastal 181’s Lew Boyd keeping the spirit alive!

While your there…check out the books “Herk – Hurtubise”, the biography of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee and Indy 500 qualifier Jim Hurtubise.

Also, pick up a copy of Parnelli Jones’ autobiography, “As a Matter of Fact, I am Parnelli Jones.

I finished “Herk” this week and am ready to read Parnelli’s tale soon.

Check them out at

Today in Racing History: Kossuth County Raceway, 1995

June 17 – The weather was hot and so was the action at Kossuth County Raceway in Algona, Iowa on Saturday night. Kevin Berte of Whittemore, Iowa, took an exciting IMCA modified feature win over Denny Anderson of Rochester, Minn. Ricky Jo Smith and Tim Erpelding, both of Algona, took third and fourth respectively followed by Dave Wickman of Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Greg Hilbert of Algona grabbed top honors in the IMCA stock car main event and Tom Taylor of Ventura, Iowa, was victorious in hobby stock feature action.

Source: Thanks Kyle!

Today in Racing History…

Bob Shryock

Bob Shryock, shown at Sedalia, MO, was the June 16, 1978 feature winner at Fairmont Raceway.

June 15, 1978

Bob Shryock and Al Thoms were repeat winners at Fairmont (MN) Speedway. Shryock was the late model victor, while Thoms was the street stock winner. Shryock is a 2012 inductee to the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, located in Algona, IA.

June 16, 1988

Ten years later, almost to the day, Kelly Shryock was the IMCA modified feature winner at the Hamilton County Speedway during the Bob Shryock Memorial event.


Les Wildin is 2013 Jackson Speedway Hall of Fame Inductee

Les Wildin

Photo caption: Les Wildin gets ready to climb in the Edgington-Barton-Hendrickson owned #14 modified at Jackson, MN. He is 2013 inductee into the Jackson Speedway Hall of Fame.

By Chad Meyer

Algona’s Les Wildin will be inducted into the Jackson (MN) Speedway Hall of Fame this summer. The ceremony will take place during the Jackson, MN County Fair, July 27th at 2:30 p.m.

Wildin was a multi-time feature event winner and the 1967 season point champion at the Jackson Speedway in the modified division. Among his many racing accomplishments, he earned multiple point championships and fair race victories at the Algona track. He also was the 1969 Fairmont Raceway modified season point champion.

Wildin is an inaugural member of the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, located in Algona. He joins Marv DeWall, Bobby Geldner, Dick Forbrook and Bob Weber as members of both the Jackson and Kossuth County Racing Halls of Fame.

Today Wildin continues to operate his family’s farm. He and his wife Peg live in Algona.

Six Named to 2013 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame

Norm BakerPhoto caption: Driver Norm Baker accepts the checkers after winning an event at the Sandusky, Ohio track. Baker joins five others as inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame. (Don Prilipp collection)

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2013 class of inductees. The seventh annual induction ceremony will take place during the Kossuth County Fair races, held Saturday, August 3rd at Algona Raceway.

This year’s class features six individuals that achieved great success in the sport.

Norm Baker first stormed tracks across northern Iowa in stock cars, before climbing behind the wheel of the Brock & Prilipp #27 IMCA sprinter that saw action at fairgrounds all across the Midwest.

You only have to mention the nickname “Cannonball” and long-time race fans at Algona Raceway know immediately the reference to the late Ray “Cannonball” Curtis. He will be honored for his many years as a strong competitor at the Kossuth County track.

The late Larry Doocy spent most of his life contributing and enjoying motorsports. He will join his brother Don Doocy as an inductee in the hall of fame as a builder and owner.

Jason Etherington will be recognized for his contribution as a member of the media and as track announcer at the Algona track.

As a builder, Larry Sowers is remembered for working on the cars of the late Gene Schattschneider. He also served as a track official and will be among this year’s inductees.

Already a member of the Sport’s Park Racing Hall of Fame in Fort Dodge, IA, driver Norm Wiemers joins the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame in 2013.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the six inductees for 2013. Candidates not selected will be considered for future inductions.

During the August 3rd Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the inductees will be recognized on the ‘Wall of Fame’, located at the entrance of the speedway grandstand. Inductees will also be introduced at the pit meeting prior to the races and during the formal induction ceremony during intermission of the fair races that night.

All race fans are invited to attend the Kossuth County Fair Races and the Hall of Fame ceremony held at the Algona Raceway.

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