WHAT ARE "OPEN WHEEL" RACERS?
When you think of an "open wheel" race car, think of a car that has its wheels outside of the fenders, not under the car or fenders. When you think of an "open wheel" race car, you would think of a Formula One, American Championship car racing, midget car or sprint car, among others.
You can see the photo on the cover of a book entitled "The American Dirt Track Racer" by Joe Scalzo. The classic era of open wheel dirt track racing was from 1946-1970. Likely no one will ever duke it out the way these brave Champ, Sprint, and midget drivers did-and likely no one will ever write it with more knowledge and passion than Joe Scalzo. A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Roger Ward, Bobby Unser and others starred in this amazing time. Hard cover, 160 pages with 200 photos.
WHAT ARE "STOCK" CARS?
When you think of something in "stock" you think of something ordinary that you can just buy off the rack or off the shelf. Go to your local car dealer and buy a car that is in stock and it will look just like thousands of other cars on the road already.
A "stock" car was originally meant to be defined as a car that was not modified from its original factory configuration. This term was used to show the difference between a race car or a custom designed car that was not to be used for regular every day driving.
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