The promoter for a southern Minnesota raceway has come out in support of the track’s announcer who — while filling in for the regular announcer earlier this week at a northern Iowa speedway — made racially charged remarks.
A fill-in track announcer at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona lost his job after comments he made during races this week caused social media backlash.
ALGONA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa race track said Thursday that it will cut ties with an announcer who went on a racist rant against Black fans and athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racial inequality.
Jeremy and Kandi got Jacob Floyd driving starting at age 14 at area race tracks
Earlier this year Chad Vozenilek's uncle, Mike Offerman, who drove for years as the No. 66 Blue Bomber in the Hobby Stock division persuaded his nephew to jump back into competitive driving with the ever-popular enduros still held at Hawkeye Downs.
Hawkeye Downs hosted street drags inviting anything from daily driven sedans to street legal drag-prepared racers to compete in a 300-foot race on the front straight of the oval track
Three generations were on the track at same time last week in Farley.
Marion sprint car driver Tom Lenz gets to share the Fourth of July with his daughter, Paige
Mark and Jarrett Claeys enjoy racing in Nostalgic cars and started a nonprofit club.
Wes White enjoys racing across the country
Hawkeye Downs crew play the storm-tracking game on race night
Tom and Nathan Ballard built go-cart track on their land near Marengo
Martelle resident hopes to get his back on the track, soon
Swisher’s John Ferden began driving at Hawkeye Downs at 57, and still is learning at 61