\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
September 7, 1896
First auto race on a track
The first auto race on a racetrack was won by A. H. Whiting on September 7, 1896, in Cranston, Rhode Island. Whiting made history before a crowd of 40,000 as he circled the track at the unbelievable speed of 24 mph.