Please click on the picture to see a larger view. 50,000 people packed the first Charlotte Speedway in Pineville ( 9 miles from Charlotte, NC ) October 25,1924. The track was made of green pine two by four boards, The cars, one seat ancestors of modern day Indy Racers with speeds of 130 mph. Closed in 1927. Charlotte, NC. This is an 8 1/2 x 11 picture that will fit perfectly in a document frame.