Auto Racing History

Welcome to the First Super Speedway Website!

First Super Speedway is the largest online archive of primary research about pre-1920 auto racing history in the world. It is ideal for history researchers, authors, motorsports 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.

Please check out Mark's book, "The Legend of the First Super Speedway," found on his author's site, markgdill.com. "The Legend of the First Super Speedway," is a gritty tale punctuated by humor that chronicles the hero's journey through the pioneering age of American auto racing. It is a factual, previously untold story that must be read for a thorough understanding of auto racing history. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, and Blackwell's.

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