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Racing event at Algona Museum

Clayton Christensen discusses his Hawkeye Dirt Tour victory with Chad Meyer in Hancock County’s Speedway’s victory lane.

ALGONA | The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum will host a fan forum event, featuring racing stars Clayton Christensen and Ron Pope at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at the museum, located on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, Hwy 169 South, Algona. Doors open at 1 p.m.

The family friendly event is moderated by Chad Meyer and is open to the public. Admission to the museum and the fan forum is required for ages 14 and above. All proceeds from the event will be used to complete the restoration of the museum’s Bob Trostle Chassis #101 project.

“Clayton Christensen is a multi-event winner at the Kossuth County Speedway and holds marquee events wins in the Harris Clash at Knoxville, the Jackson Nationals and a Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at Britt,” said museum vice president Chad Meyer.

In 2019, Christensen will pursue a life-long dream, competing full-time in the 305 sprint car division.

Ron Pope has won several races in Algona over the years. “Pope was one of the dominating figures in modified racing at Algona in the 90’s and early 2000’s,” Meyer said. “In addition to earning the 1993 IMCA Super Nationals and IMCA Modified National Championship, his big wins at Algona include the 1992 NCAR Nationals and the Schattschneider Memorial. Pope is also the 2005 track champion in Algona. We encourage all race fans to attend this event to learn about their storied careers.”

Individuals interested in learning more about this event, or the museum can visit or contact Meyer at 515-320-2593.

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