SOUTH CAROLINA (USA)
1939 - PIEDMONT INTERSTATE SHOWGROUNDS
Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds started as a horse racing facility back in 1908. Motor racing came along much later in 1939. The racing was organised and promoted by Joe Littlejohn, he would go on the promote all the race meeting's up until 1966 with just a short break because of World War 2.
Littlejohn was one of the 35 people who attended Bill France Sr's, 1947 meeting which led to the formation of NASCAR. Piedmont was a major hub in NASCAR's first two decades
Twenty two Grand National Series races were held there between 1953 and 1966, as well as two NASCAR Convertable Series events in 1956 and 1957. After NASCAR withdrew, some races were held during the Autumn Fair. A track was carried out in 2002 and a legends meeting was held as a fundraiser for a racing museum that was to be built in the town. The museum was never built.