Six Named to 2014 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame

Orie Shipler

Orie Shipler on track at Algona. He is a 2014 Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame inductee.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame recently announced its 2014 class of inductees. The eighth annual induction ceremony will take place during the Kossuth County Fair races, held Saturday, August 2nd at Algona Raceway.

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

The late George Barton and Orie Shipler were drivers achieved success at Algona Raceway.

Recognized for his long-time support of the speedway as a wrecker operator, the late BJ Bradford joins the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame.

Bob Lewerke and Arvin Sidles will both be honored for their success as drivers and car owners.

Al & Peggy Schadendorf join the hall of fame as past promoters of Algona Raceway.

The committee, with the help of the living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the six inductees for 2014. Candidates not selected will be considered for future inductions.

During the August 2nd 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 prior to 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 to

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