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.

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

19Jan
- 01/19/2021
Mark Dill

Enjoy this excerpt from Mark Dill's new book, "The Legend of the First Super Speedway." It's a slice of a racer's life from 1903. The book spans 1902-1910, culminating at a freshly-paved Brickyard. It's a time machine that thrusts you into the seminal moments of auto racing. Check out markgdill.com. Also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and Blackwell's in the UK.

09Dec
- 12/09/2020
Mark Dill

I know, this has nothing to do with motorsport. It's still a great history about Christmas, which my family and I cherish. Click the attachment.

09Dec
- 12/09/2020
Mark Dill

I know, this has nothing to do with motorsport. It's still a great history about Christmas, which my family and me cherish. Click the attachment.