Auto Racing History

Welcome to the First Super Speedway Website!

First Super Speedway is the largest on-line archive of primary research about pre-1920 auto racing history in the world. It is ideal for history researchers, authors, motor sports journalists, educators and auto racing history aficionados. This site is chockfull of volumes of material about the earliest oval horse track races, the seminal races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and road racing content as well, such as original articles about the brutally hot first French Grand Prix in 1906.

"I love what you have done with First Super Speedway! I especially appreciate the early articles about racing. It provides access to much material that is currently only available at archives. This is a boon to those of us who write about auto racing. As a scholar, I always check what I see in any book, as some people are somewhat careless in regard to sticking to the facts, so having access to the newspaper articles is really a must. Keep up the good work, and it is good work!" - Dr. Elsa A. Nystrom, Professor of History, Kennesaw State University.

First Super Speedway's Mark Dill at Work for the RACER Channel in the SVRA Paddock

- 08/26/2016
Mark Dill

Lewis Strang, the first "pole sitter" of the Indianapolis 500 (determined by entry date, not time trial), was America's most successful driver in 1908. He won major road races at Savannah, Lowell and Briarcliff as well as dirt tracks throughout the year. E.R.

- 08/25/2016
Mark Dill

It's easy to think of the brave, talented drivers of long ago as old men because if they survived their careers, that is what they became. Old men. In their day they were daring young studs who tested their limits.