An eventful season for Hickory Motor Speedway will conclude this Saturday night with the track's most prestigious event in the Fall Brawl.
The 200-lap Late Model Stock feature, which will pay $6,000 to the winner, has attracted the largest field for an event at Hickory this year, with 27 drivers currently entered as of Wednesday evening.
While the defending winner of the Fall Brawl in Josh Berry is not among those who are expected to compete, JR Motorsports is still expected to be one of the favorites with Carson Kvapil piloting the familiar No. 8 Chevrolet.
Signed to a full-time ride with JR Motorsports' Late Model Stock program just last week, Kvapil is in the middle of a stellar 2021 that saw him claim the final CARS Super Late Model Tour championship over Matt Craig and will be looking to build momentum heading into 2022 with a Fall Brawl victory.
Kvapil will have plenty of tough competition standing in the way of a checkered flag on Saturday.
Ryan Millington, who claimed his second track championship at Hickory last year, has been stellar in limited appearances in 2021, with his most notable achievement being a victory in the 45th Bobby Isaac Memorial back on Labor Day weekend.
Other notable names entered in the Fall Brawl's Late Model Stock feature include former track champions in Thomas Beane and Jacob Heafner along with CARS Tour regulars like Justin Johnson and Mason Diaz.
Saturday will also serve as the season finale for the Carolina Pro Late Model Series.
After being off for over two months following Gus Dean's victory at Orange County Speedway, the Carolina Pro Late Model Series will crown their 2021 champion at Hickory following several postponements in October.
Nick Loden controls his own destiny with a 32-point lead over Leland Honeyman. Loden won the first three races of the 2021 season before enduring a dry spell that lasted until his victory at Hickory back on Aug. 7.
On-track activity is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday evening. The 100-lap Carolina Pro Late Model Series feature is the third race on the docket and will be followed by the 200-lap Late Model Stock event.
Fans who are unable to watch the Fall Brawl in person can buy a pay-per-view version for $19.95 online at hickorymotorspeedway.tv. Entry lists can be found below.
Late Model Stock Entry List:
Annabeth Barnes Crum
Doug Barnes Jr.
Carolina Pro Late Model Series Entry List: