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Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored during 150th Fair

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will be honoring its 2008 class of inductees during the 150th annual Kossuth County Fair.

The second annual induction ceremony will take place during this year’s Kossuth County Fair races, held Saturday August 2nd at Algona Raceway.

The 2008 inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame include:

B&D Automotive (Bob Arend and Daryl Arend) – Speed Shop, Car Owner
Bobby Grim – Driver
Honsbruch Drug - Sponsor
Butch Householder – Driver
Dennis Hovinga – Driver
Stacy Redmond – Driver
Dick & Dorthy Simpson – Promoters, Track Officials
Don Smith - Media

This year’s class features four race drivers that achieved great success behind the wheel. The late IMCA ‘Big Car” driver Bobby Grim will be honored along with legendary drivers Butch Householder, Dennis Hovinga and Stacy Redmond.

Bob and Daryl Arend will be recognized for their racing success both together as operators of the Algona speed shop B&D Automotive, and for their success as individuals. Bob Arend will be recognized for his years in the racing industry as speed shop owner, engine builder and car owner. His brother Daryl Arend will be honored for his lengthy career as a sprint car owner and for his years in the racing industry as a speed shop owner.

The team of Dick and Dorthy Simpson will be honored for their many years as promoters in Kossuth County and Alta, plus their years as track officials at area speed plants.

Honsbruch Drug will be honored for their support of racing in the local area and as a race car sponsor.

Don Smith covered the races in Algona for many years as sports writer for the local paper.

Input from the public and the committee garnered more than 60 candidates for consideration this year. The committee, with the help of the 2007 living members of the Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame, selected the eight inductees for 2008. Candidates not selected in 2008 will be considered for future inductions.


This event will also serve as a reunion for both the inaugural class and this year’s inductees. The 2007 and 2008 inductees in the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, their families, and friends are invited to attend the night’s activities.

At 4:00 p.m. the inductees will be honored at a welcome reception and coffee on the fairgrounds at the Farm Bureau shelter house. Prior to the fair races, the hall of fame inductees will have their ‘class photograph’ taken in front of the Wall of Fame that is constructed at the main entrance to the grandstand.

At 5:45 p.m., representatives from the 2008 inductees will be featured on the Monson Salvage Trackside Live show from Algona Raceway. The radio show will be broadcast live on KLGA 92.7 FM and rebroadcast on www.DirtTrackRadio.com.

The 2008 inductees into the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will be introduced at the pit meeting prior to the races and the official induction ceremony will be held during intermission at the fair races.

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame committee, Kossuth County Fair Board, and Algona Raceway are excited to honor the racers, promoters, and track officials that have made racing great at Algona Raceway.

All race fans are invited to attend the Kossuth County Fair Races and the Hall of Fame ceremony held at the Algona Raceway August 2nd.

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