As the name suggests, the open-wheel racing uses the set of vehicles where the wheels are outside and are not contained by the body work of the vehicle. On the other hand, the closed wheel racing uses the set of vehicles where wheels are enclosed in the bodywork of the vehicle. The open-wheel racing is classified as the Formula-series where the most common one is Formula One. Within the open-wheel racing, we also have the likes of Formula Ford, Renault, Formula 3. When you talk about USA, the Indi-car series is the most popular open-wheel race series. Indy Car is the singular seat paved car racing which is organized by INDYCAR. The Indianapolis 500 is the premier race.
Enclosed wheel racing and the types
For enclosed wheel racing, racing vehicles where the wheels are enclosed in the bodywork are used. The vehicles do resemble the America’s stock car. Within the enclosed car racing, there are Sports Car Racing, Stock Car Racing and Touring Car Racing. The Sports Car Racing is the premiere race which takes place in France annually during June. Stock car racing is organized over the speedway track. NASCAR organized Stock Car Racing in the year 1947. The chief highlight of the stock car racing calendar is the season that opens Daytona 500. This is nicknamed as the ‘Great American Race’. The Touring Car Racing uses the set of modified street cars racing over closed race tracks. The heavily modified road going car is used for Touring Car Racing.