By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 2, 2015) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again traveling north on Sunday, November 22, to present its next Sprint Car 101 forum, entitled “Remembering the 1975 Sprint Car Racing Season at Algona, Iowa.” The free and open-to-the-public program, to be moderated by Chad Meyer, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kossuth County Agricultural & Motorsports Museum on the county fairgrounds in Algona.
According to Chad Meyer. “We are excited to host this event and relive the 1975 season at Algona. That year was significant because local sprint car owner, Jim Utt, promoted the races and brought weekly sprint car racing action here. The Kossuth County Fair race was the last race of the year, and the last race until the track reopened in 1986. We are thrilled to have sprint car builder Bob Trostle join us, as he won the July 4th event in 1975 with the late Roger Larson as his driver. It was also the first time sprint cars used wings at Algona. Jim Edgington and Larry Kirkpatrick each had two wins that year, while ‘the California Cowboy’ Ron Rea won the last sprint car race of the season during the Kossuth County Fair, subbing for an injured Jim Edgington. Dick Forbrook was the ’75 season point champion and he will be here on November 22, as will Bob Trostle, Jim Edgington, ‘Bud’ Peterson, Roy Jo Peltz, Stacy Redmond, Mike Thomas and Jim Utt, Jr.”
In addition, Denny Garbers of Fairmont, Minnesota, will have a large display of old racing photos and programs from across the Upper Midwest on that day. Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com. There will be no Sprint Car 101 programs in Knoxville in November nor December.