Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, featuring the Benschoter Train Station, honors and remembers Kossuth County, Iowa's rich ag and motorsports heritage. We are located on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds in Algona, Iowa.
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The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, located in Algona, IA, is excited to announce its 2020 class of inductees. This ...
04/15/2020

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, located in Algona, IA, is excited to announce its 2020 class of inductees. This year’s class features five individuals that made a significant impact on the sport of racing.

Drivers Craig Gray, Dave Erpelding and the late Gus Schrader join John Kubly (sponsor) and Jerry Weydert (pit crew) as 2020 inductees.

To read the full hall of fame announcement, head to https://bit.ly/2V9YqQ7.

More details when we get closer to induction. Congratulations to our 2020 inductees!

03/18/2020

Our fundraising auction is postponed until this fall, date and time to determined. Thank you to everyone who donated items, they will be kept for the rescheduled date. We are still accepting auction items, if you have something to donate, be sure to let us know.

Also, our tentative date to be open to the public is Saturday, May 2nd. More details on both to come. Thank you for everyone's support!

Auction items! Tractor signs donated by Klane Dushek. Frank Kimmel autographed Hoosier ARCA racing tire donated by Ron R...
03/05/2020

Auction items! Tractor signs donated by Klane Dushek. Frank Kimmel autographed Hoosier ARCA racing tire donated by Ron Reefer. Thank you to the Chrome Truck Stop for donating the big Sinclair semi-truck!

See all items on the auction so far at https://bit.ly/38t0NRp!

Sunday, March 29, 2020. Doors open at noon, auction starts at 1:00 p.m.

Our museum will have a display at the show...and Chad Meyer will be hosting a fundraising, free-will offering fan forum ...
01/06/2020

Our museum will have a display at the show...and Chad Meyer will be hosting a fundraising, free-will offering fan forum with Mark Noble at 11:00 a.m. We'll chat southern MN racing history, his career and racing big rigs. Be sure to join us. A few more details are at http://www.kossuthmuseum.com/news. See you there!

We are only 25 days away!!! Please make plans to attend this awesome show! We will be posting a lot of details leading up to the show. We look forward to seeing you all there at this sold out event!

12/03/2019

The updated all-time winners list at Kossuth County Raceway in Algona, IA has been updated. Thank you Ben Kruchten for a few pieces of missing information. You can view the list at http://www.kossuthmuseum.com/alltimewinners.

Year-by-year winners list has been updated, also. Each list has been compiled with the best information possible. If you have some of missing data, be sure to let us know! Here are the year-by-year winners and track champions since 1961...http://www.kossuthmuseum.com/algona-race-winner-champions.

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum
11/08/2019

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum

TOY SWAP MEET to be Held at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IA

November 9, 2019
Set up time: 7am – 9am
General admission: 9am-3pm

Featuring:
RC Cars & Boats
Slot Cars
Hot Wheels
Remote controlled planes
Vintage racing programs and photos
Diecast farm toys and MORE!

Vendor information is on the flyer.

General admission: $5

Contact 515-320-1441 for more information!

TOY SWAP MEET to be Held at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IANovember...
10/30/2019

TOY SWAP MEET to be Held at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona, IA

November 9, 2019
Set up time: 7am – 9am
General admission: 9am-3pm

Featuring:
RC Cars & Boats
Slot Cars
Hot Wheels
Remote controlled planes
Vintage racing programs and photos
Diecast farm toys and MORE!

Vendor information is on the flyer.

General admission: $5

Contact 515-320-1441 for more information!

Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame to Induct Six During FairKevin Berte, Larry Lappe, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Pingel, Ron Pop...
07/24/2019
Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum - Preserving & Honoring Kossuth County Iowa's Ag & Motorsports History

Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame to Induct Six During Fair

Kevin Berte, Larry Lappe, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Pingel, Ron Pope, Del Stokke to be inducted August 3, 2019.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will be honoring its 2019 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 3rd at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fairgrounds in Algona.

The 2019 inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame includes three drivers.

1960’s era driver, the late Del Stokke, who was the 1970 Kossuth County Fair race champion will be inducted as will Whittemore’s Kevin Berte. Among Berte’s accomplishments, he was a Kossuth County Fair Race champion twice and collected four track championships in six years. He also won the Gene Schattschneider Memorial race at Algona two times and owns 41 wins at Algona, seventh all-time here.

Ron Pope, the 1993 IMCA Modified National champion, earned 32 wins at Algona in his career, plus two track championships. Pope also won three consecutive Schattschneider Memorial races, two Kossuth County Fair races and the 1992 NCAR Nationals at Algona.

Jerry Pingel began helping Jim Utt on his #30 sprint cars in 1971 as a mechanic, and continued spinning wrenches through 1977. With Pingel building and maintaining the engines the team collected wins across the country and at home. Their highest point finish in IMCA national points was third in 1974 with Ralph Blackett as their main driver.

For 50 years, Edgar Meyer has been a big supporter of local racing. Owning cars with Bob Weber produced multiple wins in the Jackson Nationals and the Fall Futurity at Webster City, among many others. He has been a sponsor for much of Jake Simpson’s career, of which he has five Algona track championships, multiple fair wins and 46 wins at Algona. Today, Meyer volunteers much of his time for track preparation at the Algona track.

Larry Lappe will be honored for his many years of track preparation at Algona and several other area race tracks.

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 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.

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum's cover photo
07/24/2019

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum's cover photo

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame recently announced its 2019 class of inductees. This year’s class features six in...
05/12/2019

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame recently announced its 2019 class of inductees. This year’s class features six individuals that achieved great success in the sport.

Drivers Kevin Berte, Ron Pope and the late Del Stokke join Jerry Pingel, Edgar Meyer and Larry Lappe as 2019 inductees.

Our inductees will be honored during the hall of fame ceremony during the Kossuth County Fair on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

The full release and more details are available at:
https://bit.ly/2LCNffZ

05/12/2019
Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum

Reminder....All mom's admitted free to the museum today when they are accompanied by their children/grandchildren. We hope to see you here!

All mom's are admitted free to the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, when they are accompanied by their children and/or grandchildren!

See you there!!

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum's cover photo
05/06/2019

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum's cover photo

05/06/2019

All mom's are admitted free to the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, when they are accompanied by their children and/or grandchildren!

See you there!!

04/02/2019

Thank you to everyone for a great fundraising weekend on Sunday! We are grateful for your support, the funds raised will help with operating expenses in 2019.

Also, thank you to Al Hejna, Dave Nutt and Patrick Graham for being amazing guests during our fan forum. All of you were great interviews!

Super volunteer Edgar Meyer deserves a thank you. He was invaluable in securing items and doing whatever it took to make Sunday happen. Thank you!!

Thank you to Leroy Hoffman and Daryl Eden from Hoffman Auctions, plus auctioneer Cory Minkler for donating your services. We are grateful for your time and talents!

Thank you to our auction item donors. I'd ask that you help support those that supported us. If I missed anyone, I certainly apologize!

Thank you MaxYield Cooperative, Knecht Racing, Ron Lohman, Edgar Meyer, Sandy Schenk, Steve Krapp, Meyer Racing, John Pletcher and Ricky Thornton Jr Racing.

Also, Josh Ruby, Kevko Oil Pans and Components, AERO Race Wheels, Austin Wolf, Tad Reutzel, Rick Klein, Klane Dushek, Kansas Speedway, Ben Schultze, Brian Ellman, Kossuth County Speedway, and IMCATV.

More thank you's include Greg Latza, Lake Mills Motor Sports, Buscher Bros RV, Johnston Autostores, Jeremy Mills, Logan Kelly, George Nordman, Clayton Christensen, Schroeder Racing Products, Sportsman's Corner Inc., Doug Zuehl and Donny Schatz Motorsports.

Also, Ron Reefer, Kelly Shryock Racing, Tom Eischen Sales, Burke Plain, Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum, Jack's OK Tire Service, Kossuth County Speedway, Hancock County Speedway, USMTS - United States Modified Touring Series, IMCA Racing, Larry Groen, Spencer Office Supplies, Bob Harris Enterprises, James Edgington, and Kevin Stoa.

Thank you!!

We are set up and ready to go! Fundraising auction starts Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. A...
03/30/2019

We are set up and ready to go! Fundraising auction starts Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. A few more items arriving the day of the sale.

Auction is free to attend and is open to the public. Many, many racing related memorabilia items, plus many agriculture related signs for your shop or man cave! Full details and photos of all items are at: https://bit.ly/2PD27bo.

See you there!!!

A couple more auction items. Nick Meyer Racing donated a three-piece "Karl Performance" racing hood. Edgar Meyer donated...
03/24/2019

A couple more auction items. Nick Meyer Racing donated a three-piece "Karl Performance" racing hood. Edgar Meyer donated the Joe Gibbs Racing AERO Race Wheel for our auction. Thank you!!!

Fundraising auction is one week from today...Sunday, March 31, 2019. Auction starts at 11:00 a.m. and is followed at 2:30 p.m. with our "Dirt Modified Fan Forum" with Al Hejna, Pat Graham and Dave Nutt.

For auction details and to see all items, go to: https://bit.ly/2PD27bo.

More information about the Fan Forum, head to: https://bit.ly/2TBYQuP.

New auction items! Austin Wolf #721 aluminum roof, donated by Wolf Racing. USB drives that contain stock car racing vide...
03/16/2019

New auction items! Austin Wolf #721 aluminum roof, donated by Wolf Racing.

USB drives that contain stock car racing videos from Kossuth County Speedway in 1994-1997. Really cool!!!! Donated by Ed Wolf and Dave Peterson.

Fundraising auction is Sunday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m. View all auction items, here....https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

For Sale (fundraiser)...Bill Haglund's "Racing Through Time: A History of Automobile Racing in Iowa" book. This may be t...
03/09/2019

For Sale (fundraiser)...Bill Haglund's "Racing Through Time: A History of Automobile Racing in Iowa" book. This may be the last remaining copy for sale locally, this book is now out of print.

Cover features local Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame Heroes, including Leo Christensen, Gayle White, Bobby Geldner and Darrell Dawley. Inside is the definitive history of Iowa racing and is 610 pages with MANY, MANY photos.

Every dime from the sale of this book goes towards the completion of our Trostle sprint car project. You'll get one of the few (if any) remaining copies of this book...and help a great cause.

$100, includes free shipping.

To get your copy, contact us here or contact Chad Meyer at [email protected] or 515-320-2593. Leave a message if no answer.

Thank you for supporting our museum and the Trostle sprint car project!!

New fundraising auction items!!! Just posted are: Kevin Stoa autographed #98 door panel and KS Engineering shirts, donat...
03/09/2019

New fundraising auction items!!! Just posted are:

Kevin Stoa autographed #98 door panel and KS Engineering shirts, donated by Kevin Stoa and KS Engineering!

$50 Algona Auto Wash gift card donated by the Jack Limbaugh family and a special edition Firestone F20 Farmall diecast tractor courtesy of Jack's OK Tire Service.

Greg Marlow's race car hood from the #GM1 modified, donated by Steve Krapp Racing! Thank you everyone!

Our fundraising auction is Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served. Full details, sale bill and photos of all auction items available at...https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

Kansas Speedway ticket package!!! Includes tickets to all events the May 10-11 race weekend, plus parking passes, pre-ra...
03/07/2019

Kansas Speedway ticket package!!! Includes tickets to all events the May 10-11 race weekend, plus parking passes, pre-race concerts and MORE!! What a great auction item!

Click here...for full fundraising auction details and listing of all auction items....https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

Thank you KOWZ FM and Klane Dushek!!!

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum's cover photo
03/05/2019

Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum's cover photo

And more auction items to post! Brand new! Stihl leaf blower, $180 retail value. Donated by Tom Eischen Sales. He'll eve...
03/05/2019

And more auction items to post! Brand new! Stihl leaf blower, $180 retail value. Donated by Tom Eischen Sales. He'll even put in the first tank of gas!

Mike Sorenson #19 door panel, autographed. Donated by Logan Kelly!

Don't miss this fundraising auction! Details for the March 31st auction are here...https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

New auction items added!! From Steve Krapp Racing, the following items: - "You just got passed by a piece of Krapp" rear...
03/05/2019

New auction items added!! From Steve Krapp Racing, the following items:

- "You just got passed by a piece of Krapp" rear filler panels off Scott Cook's #1i.
- Denny Anderson rear filler panels.
- Fair Street Speedway seat cushion.

Thank you, Steve!!

Full fundraising auction details are here, https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

New auction item!!! 1/24th scale ADC Red Series Kelly Shryock diecast!! Donated by Burke Plain. Thank you!Mark your cale...
02/27/2019

New auction item!!! 1/24th scale ADC Red Series Kelly Shryock diecast!! Donated by Burke Plain. Thank you!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 31, 2019 for our annual fundraising auction. Full details and photos of all auction items are at https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

Check these out!!!"Salute to Veterans" door panel and matching quarter panel. Door panel autographed by local veterans.....
02/21/2019

Check these out!!!

"Salute to Veterans" door panel and matching quarter panel. Door panel autographed by local veterans...our REAL HEROES!!! Plus another 5R Tad Reutzel quarter panel.

Thank you Tad for donating these cool pieces!!

Mark your calendars for March 31st!!! https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

More auction items - all donated by Jim Edgington!Popular "Speedy Bill Smith" biography, Doug Wolfgang autobiography plu...
02/21/2019

More auction items - all donated by Jim Edgington!

Popular "Speedy Bill Smith" biography, Doug Wolfgang autobiography plus the great Black Noon Indy book. Great read!

One lot includes rare open wheel books like "Mighty Midgets" and several titles by open wheen author Joe Scalzo. AJ Foyt, Mario and Richard Petty, too!

All auction details are here! https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

New auction items!!!!Kelly Shryock autographed door panel from first IMCA win at Britt plus Klim hats. All from Lake Mil...
02/21/2019

New auction items!!!!

Kelly Shryock autographed door panel from first IMCA win at Britt plus Klim hats. All from Lake Mills Motor Sports!!

Tony Stewart framed artwork detailing his career. Donated by Edgar Meyer.

See all the items and plan to be here March 1st: https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

NEW AUCTION ITEMS!!! Jeremy Mills complete Mod side plus two more quarter panels, all autographed!!Also, Simpson race he...
02/18/2019

NEW AUCTION ITEMS!!! Jeremy Mills complete Mod side plus two more quarter panels, all autographed!!

Also, Simpson race helmet, Jeff Gordon AERO Wheel, NASCAR 50th Anniversary clock, Performance Bodies banner, plus a door panel from Ben Schultze!!

Our fundraising auction is Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. See all the auction items at: https://bit.ly/2PD27bo

A few examples of what’s currently on display....
12/16/2018

A few examples of what’s currently on display....

12/16/2018

We are open today 1-4 p.m.! One of your last chance's to see the museum before our season ends. We have hats, memberships and awesome Russell Sonnenberg art prints for sale...perfect for your Christmas stocking stuffer!

http://www.kossuthmuseum.com/kossuth-county-racing-hall-of-fame-to-induct-seven-during-fair
07/26/2018
Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame to Induct Seven During Fair - Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum

http://www.kossuthmuseum.com/kossuth-county-racing-hall-of-fame-to-induct-seven-during-fair

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will be honoring its 2018 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 4th at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located on the fa...

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame and Museum extends our deepest sympathies to the Dennis Hovinga family. Denny too...
05/10/2018
Dennis Hovinga - Driver - Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame and Museum extends our deepest sympathies to the Dennis Hovinga family. Denny took his final checkered flag this week. He will be greatly missed.

Hovinga was a 2008 inductee into our hall of fame, the winner of countless races and track championships and was often a drivers biggest rival and also friend. Race in peace, Denny! We miss you!

A link to his hall of fame bio, is here: http://www.kossuthmuseum.com/dennishovinga

The last formal interview we conducted with him was part of the "Stocksville Reunion - an afternoon with Denny Hovinga, Bob Weber and Kevin Mills." You can watch the event in its entirety, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaBO05zKRXc&t=1637s

We are saddened with the news that museum director and volunteer Dennis “Garb” Garbers passed away March 31st.Denny was ...
04/03/2018
In Memory of Director Dennis Garbers - Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum

We are saddened with the news that museum director and volunteer Dennis “Garb” Garbers passed away March 31st.

Denny was a tremendous volunteer and an even better person. Many of the racing displays in our museum were coordinated and created by him. He put his heart and soul into this place and for that we are forever grateful.

Rest in peace and race in peace, Denny. You will be missed!

Denny's obituary is posted at the link, below...

https://bit.ly/2q1sLQ0

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum was saddened with the news that museum director and volunteer Dennis “Garb” Garbers passed away March 31st. Denny was a tremendous volunteer and an even better person. Many of the racing displays in our museum were coordinated and created by him. He put...

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Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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Kossuth County Speedway all-time winners list and the year-by-year winners list are now available online. Links below...
A neat trip down memory lane in these photos! Come see these drivers, plus Terry Hansen on March 24th in Fairmont, MN!! Details in the photos below. See you there!
Racing friends and supporters of the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, can you help! We are raising funds to finish off this Bob Trostle sprint car, chassis #101. When completed, it will look like the Utt Electric Chevy #30. Details of the significance of this car and our plans are in the post below. Thank you!