September 11, 1903: The first auto race on a track in the country was held on
Sept. 11, 1903, in the Milwaukee area. William Jones, driving a 30 horsepower Columbia, won the five-mile race.
The track, now known as the Milwaukee Mile and located on the grounds of State Fair Park, is the oldest
continuously operating motor
speedway in the world. Built around 1876, the track was originally used for training and racing