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Rico Abreu (Jack Kromer photo)

Who’s Racing In High Limit? A Look At The Lineup So Far

It was a busy week of announcements for High Limit Racing, as the second-year sprint car series revealed eight new names that will compete full time next year.

The upcoming schedule consists of 60 races with more than $4 million in prize money up for grabs. A separate $100,000, 11-race Midweek Money Series point fund will also be included.

Prior to this week, five-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet and Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen were the only confirmed full-time drivers. 

With more names still to be added to the list, here’s the roster of drivers and teams currently committed to High Limit Racing:

Rico Abreu, Rico Abreu Racing

Perhaps the most well-known name on this list is Rico Abreu. The 31-year-old announced his intent to run the full High Limit slate on Wednesday. 

Wheeling the No. 24 Rico Abreu Racing sprint car, Abreu enters next season off a stellar year which saw him score 13 victories in sprint car competition.

Abreu notched four wins with High Limit last season, the most out of all competitors. He came up seven points shy of the championship, which went to High Limit co-owner and NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson. 

Abreu described his decision during the PRI Trade Show as a “three-year plan,” which would see he and the RAR team focus toward a title. 

Corey Day, Jason Meyers Racing

Eighteen-year-old sprint car phenom Corey Day went from an 11-race schedule to 60 races within 24 hours. After initially announcing his intent to contest the Midweek Money Series, talks intensified as Day switched to the full schedule one day later.

The high school senior wheeled his Jason Meyers-owned No. 14 to a banner year, which was highlighted by a NARC 410 Sprint Car Series championship and his first World of Outlaws feature win.

Day will drive the midweek races for Clauson Marshall Racing.

Spencer Bayston, CJB Motorsports

The most recent driver to commit to the series is 2022 World of Outlaws rookie-of-the-year Spencer Bayston. 

Bayston jumped ship to contest the full High Limit series on Saturday evening, bringing his No. 5 CJB Motorsports operation with him. Bayston continues the youth movement at just 25 years old. 

The Indiana native owns five World of Outlaws victories and was the 2017 USAC National Midget Series champion.

Zeb Wise, Rudeen Racing

Zeb Wise enters the High Limit foray with Rudeen Racing as the latest All Star Circuit of Champions title winner. After 11 victories en route to the All Star crown, the 21-year-old brings a championship pedigree to the series. 

Wise becomes the third Indiana native to join High Limit. Along with a stout campaign with the All Stars, Wise enjoyed his first World of Outlaws win at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway in October. 

The driver of the No. 26 was the third competitor to be named a full-timer with High Limit.

Kasey Kahne, Kasey Kahne Racing

The six-time World of Outlaws-winning team owner joined teammate Sweet as a “High Roller” last Sunday.

Kahne, who stated via social media the High Limit schedule makes “a lot of sense to me,” brings plenty of experience across multiple disciplines.          

The 18-time NASCAR Cup Series winner and 2000 USAC National Midget champ is set to wheel his No. 9 machine for the full 60-race slate. The 43-year-old raced in 43 World of Outlaws events last season.

He won a sprint car race at South Dakota’s Huset’s Speedway in May, which was his first win at the track since 1999. 

Justin Peck, Buch Motorsports

Justin Peck joined Wise and Bayston as full-time Hoosiers in High Limit on Thursday evening.

Driver of the No. 13 Buch Motorsports entry, Peck contested nine races on the High Limit schedule this year. The 25-year-old out-dueled Larson at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to bank $26,023. 

Racing with the All Stars and the PA Posse the past handful of seasons, Peck and the Lancaster, Pa., based team notched eight wins on Pennsylvania tracks since 2021. 

Cory Eliason, Ridge & Sons Racing

Cory Eliason is hauling the No. 8 Ridge & Sons Racing machine across the country for the full High Limit calendar, as he became one of the earliest entries to the new series.

The pairing is still getting acquainted as Eliason drove for the team during the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) last month. 

Eliason finished third in the High Limit standings this year with five top 10-finishes. 

Brenham Crouch, CMS Racing 

Tied with Day as the youngest High Limit competitor, 18-year-old Brenham Crouch is set for a massive jump in his young career.

Crouch embarked on his first 410 sprint car schedule this year, driving in the Interstate Racing Ass’n, where he was crowned the champion.

He’ll compete aboard the familiar No. 11 CMS Racing machine.