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National Late Model Series

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Series Overview
Formerly Known As: Southern Thunder Late Model Series; Hedman Hedders National Late Model Series; National Late Model Sportsman Series
Series Founded:
1992 (as NLMS)
2014 (as STLMS)
Series Disbanded:
2015 (original NLMS)
Series active! (STLMS)
Car Style: Dirt Limited Late Model Region: Southeast
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Most Titles: Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. (5)
Number of Races: 123 Number of Drivers:
Project Status: Incomplete
The original incarnation of the National Late Model Series was founded in 1992, and ran through 2015, followed by it not announcing schedules for 2016 and 2017 while remaining nominally 'active'. In the summer of 2017, the series name, IP and history were sold to the Southern Thunder Late Model Series, which had been founded in 2014 and ran similar cars to the 'original' NLMS; the STLMS then rebranded itself as the National Late Model Series as a continuation of the original NLMS. 51's Third Turn accordingly now considers the series' history merged, with the original NLMS and STLMS treated as "divisions" in 2014 and 2015 due to technical limitations.

Of the seasons currently in the database, 51's Third Turn currently lacks full field rundowns for some events in 2010, 2012, 2014 (original), and 2017. If you have any of the data that we are missing, please contact us.

No championships are known to have been awarded by the NLMS in 2014 or 2015.

Original Incarnation- 1992-2015

Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
1992
1993
1994
1995 Skip Pannell
1996 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
1997 Gene Maine
1998 Cecil Eunice
1999
2000 Cecil Eunice
2001 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
2002 Henry Carter
2003 Johnny Collins +18
2004 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. +84
2005 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. +17
2006 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. +34
2007 Johnny Collins +28
2008 Mark Whitener
2009 17 Jason Fitzgerald +39 Jason Fitzgerald (8)
2010 22 Tyler Ivey Crowder Tyler Ivey (7)
2011 18 Mark Whitener +17 Hunter Peacock (6)
2012 5 Evan Becton Russell Brown, Jr. & Brandon DeWitt (2)
2013 7 Jason Fitzgerald +12 Jason Fitzgerald (3)
2014 3 No repeat winners
2015 5 No repeat winners

Southern Thunder Late Model Incarnation - 2014-present

Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
2014 10 Josh Southerland +2 Jason Fitzgerald (3)
2015 13 Kitt Sealy +2 Mark Whitener (2)
2016 9 Dalton Cook Rhett Carter (3)
2017 14 Rhett Carter Mark Whitener (4)