HICKORY, N.C. — Kade Brown accomplished a lot of firsts this season at Hickory Motor Speedway.
He won his first track championship at the 0.363-mile oval, he won the Bobby Isaac Memorial for the first time and on Saturday night, he won the 200-lap Fall Brawl season finale for the first time.
Racing against a strong field that included rising NASCAR Cup Series driver and former track champion Josh Berry, defending Fall Brawl winner Coleman Pressley and 2023 ARCA Menards Series race winner Connor Mosack, Brown more than held his own.
He started on the outside of the front row alongside Berry, who was making his debut in Kevin Harvick‘s No. 62 Late Model with Rodney Childers serving as crew chief.
Brown assumed command of the event as soon as the green flag waved, taking the lead from Berry on the outside. Brown would go on to dominate the event, leading all 200 laps on his way to a statement victory to close out his 2023 Hickory Motor Speedway campaign.
“Last year we came to this race and I think we qualified like third to last and then we ended up sixth, just staying alive,” Brown said. “To qualify on the front row and especially beat some of these guys like Berry, it means so much. I feel like we had a really good car all day and we were able to finish it off.”
Connor Zilisch finished second behind Brown, with Berry crossing the finish line third. Ryan Millington and Taylor Satterfield completed the top-five.
Brown‘s focus now shifts to the next major Late Model Stock Car event in the Carolinas, the South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway. The event takes place next Saturday, Nov. 18 and will be available live exclusively on FloRacing.