Skip Furlow

Skip Furlow
Skip Furlow
b. 1940

Category
Auto Racing
Year Inducted
2007
Ronald Allen Furlow became another of the outstanding area Late Model drivers to be inducted in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. The induction of Furlow was the third standout driver from Stateline and Eriez Speedways to be selected as he joins Bob Schnars (2002) and Dick Barton (2003) as inductees.

Furlow was born on October 3, 1940. His parents were Harold and Ida Furlow and his dad gave him the nickname of Skip. He was raised along with his sisters, Donna Calhoun and Pauline Edsel, in Watts Flats. He graduated from Panama Central School in 1959.

Auto racing was a major part of Furlow's life for 40 years and over five decades starting from the 1950s and lasting into the 1990s. Furlow captured 76 Late Model feature races at Stateline and Eriez Speedways with 40 at Stateline and 36 in Eriez. Those wins put Furlow in third place on the all-time list for the two tracks behind Schnars and Barton. Additionally, he was a standout in the Sportsman's division as he had 38 wins to place fourth on the Stateline-Eriez list in trailing Ron Blackmer, Schnars and Lars Huling.

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