Kossuth County Speedway to Cut Ties With Announcer Who Made Racist Comments Before the July 15th Race

The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona says it will cut ties with an announcer who went on a racist rant against black fans and athletes who kneel during the National Anthem.


The speedway said in a news release on Thursday that its leaders “do not condone” the comments made by the announcer before the races on July 15th.  It called the matter an isolated incident.


The speedway and the County’s Fair Board said its management didn’t hear the comments when they were spoken and that they only came to their attention through a social media post.


The speedway’s statement did not identify the announcer by name, but said he was filing in for its lead announcer.