Rod Maloy

Rod Maloy
Rod Maloy
b. 1958

Auto Racing
Year Inducted
For Rod Maloy, machinery and mechanics were a way of life for the boy born in 1958 to a dairy farm family in Watts Flats, NY. As a youngster, he learned the 24/7 commitment to the hard work that was required on a farm: up early, milk the cows, go to school, followed by wrestling practice, back home to milk again, and then homework.

Young Rod was driving a tractor when his feet could barely reach the pedals and operating the big farm truck when he could hardly see over the dashboard. And there was always some piece of farm machinery that needed maintenance or repair. For fun, Rod and his brothers raced junk cars through the fields emulating their heroes at nearby Stateline Speedway such as CSHOF inductees Bob Schnars, Skip Furlow, Ron Blackmer and Sammy LaMancuso.

The knowledge, skills and work ethic that Rod learned as a youth translated to later success as a championship stock car racer for 35 years and led to his enshrinement into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2024.

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