Ron Blackmer

Ron Blackmer
Ron Blackmer
b. 1941

Category
Auto Racing
Year Inducted
2013
In support of the nomination of Ron Blackmer for induction into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, the organization received a bulky notebook that contained page after page of statistics, photos, old news clippings and a lot of other information that detailed the career of one of the area's best-known racing legendsIn one of those clippings from May 22, 1965, the headline in The Post- Journal read "Who Stops Ron Blackmer?" The answer is easy - very few.

From 1960 to 1978, Blackmer was a dominant force at both Stateline Speedway in Busti and at Eriez Speedway in Erie. He roamed those tracks in his memorable "4" and "4JR" cars and only a scant few drivers were able to challenge him over his 18 years behind the wheel. His peers at that time included other well-known driving legends such as Squirt Johns, Skip Furlow, Bobby Schnars, Johnny Whitehead, Jay Plyler and Sammy LaMancuso, just to name a few.

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