The racing filter is better constructed for racing demands. Stronger for higher oil pressure and physical strength, more pleats and bigger for higher flow and capacity. I bet it’s the same element material, just more of it. But, the racing filter has the same micron rating as the cheaper ford filter. If we change our oil every 5k miles or so, the racing filter is just a waste. Your not getting any benefits. IE: better filtration. It is cool tho.