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September 5, 2021 - Dean Abbey records two-win weekend
stlmsTopping a field of 34 entries and 22 starters, third-starting Dean Abbey of Boyd, Texas, won Sunday's $1,500 feature co-sanctioned between the Southern Touring Late Model Series and DFW Local Late Model Series. ... Tyler Stevens of Searcy, Ark., finished in the runner-up position, 3.446 seconds behind Abbey. ... Clayton Stuckey of Shreveport, La., started 15th and finished sixth. ... Heat race winners include Robbie Starnes of Baytown, Texas, Abbey, Joe Sheddan of Whitney, Texas, and Chase Allen of Midlothian, Texas. <<MORE>>

September 4, 2021 - Dean Abbey in STLMS victory lane at Big O Speedway
stlmsDean Abbey earned $1,000 in winning his second Southern Touring Late Model Series victory of the season, outrunning local standout Jim Moon. ... The race at Big O Speedway replaced a cancelled event at 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas. <<MORE>>

August 25, 2021 - STLMS adds Big O Speedway on September 4
Saturday September 4, we will be at Big O Speedway in Ennis, TX to take the place of 82 Speedway after its closing down.

This will be a points race and is currently slated for 1000 to win.

August 3, 2021 - Doubleheader at South Texas Speedway falls to Mother Nature
stlmsThe doubleheader weekend slated for August 6-7 at South Texas Speedway (Corpus Christi, Texas) has fallen victim to Mother Nature.

The Southern Touring Late Model Series will return to action on September 4 at 82 Speedway (Petty, Texas).

July 14, 2021 - 82 Speedway visit on July 31 cancelled
stlmsOur July 31 event at 82 Speedway is cancelled. The track has decided to take a Summer Break and keep the drivers and fans out of the heat and dust.

I’ve said for a long time certain areas shouldn’t race in July and August.

All that said, our next event will be August 6 and 7 at South Texas Speedway. Come out and enjoy the Gulf breeze. The track does have a full service bar below the grandstands that is air conditioned!

July 10, 2021 - Dean Abbey tops Leonard at Abilene Speedway
stlmsSeventh-starting Abbey overtook polesitter Ray Allen Kuhlanek late in the race to earn a $1,000 victory. (Pole Position photo) <<MORE>>

July 9, 2021 - Cody Leonard cruises to STLMS triumph at Boyd Raceway
stlmsThe pole-starting Leonard of Sinton, Texas, lost the lead to Ray Allen Kulhanek midrace, then fought back past to lead the final nine laps. He earned $1,000 for his seventh Southern Touring victory and first with the Sooner series. <<MORE>>

May 30, 2021 - Cody Leonard bags sixth STLMS victory at Texana Raceway Park
stlmsOutside polesitter Cody Leonard of Sinton, Texas, captured the $1,000 Southern Touring Late Model Series victory on Sunday afternoon at Texana Raceway Park (Edna, Texas). It marked his first STLMS victory of the season and sixth of his career. <<MORE>>

May 29, 2021 - Mother Nature wins Saturday's portion, Sunday still on
Persistent rain overnight wiped out Saturday night's Southern Touring Late Model Series event at Texana Raceway Park. Sunday's $1,000-to-win Memorial Weekend Salute to the Troops is still on.

May 19, 2021 - Texana Raceway Park next stop for Southern Touring Late Model Series
stlmsDown in southeast Texas, there's a racy little oval that's undergoing a significant transformation. With a new, ambitious owner in Cord Beard and an award-winning promoter in Owen Pittman, Texana Raceway Park in Edna has become a true gem. <<MORE>>

May 15, 2021 - Colton Horner dominates STLMS field at Route 66 Motor Speedway
stlmsColton Horner lead every lap to take home the $2000 pay day. Late restart charges from Hayden Ross were not enough as Horner took his second victory at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in only 3 trips for the series. <<MORE>>

May 15, 2021 - Zach Nickell scores first career STLMS victory at West Texas Raceway
stlmsPole sitter Ray Allen Kulhanek broke a rearend on lap one to fallout early handing the lead over to Zach Nickell.  Nickell was able to fend off several charges form reigning STLMS champion Cody Leonard.  As the leaders raced through lapped traffic Colton Horner was able to slip by for the lead.  Horner pulled out to a large lead, but had to retire due to a broken RF shock relinquishing the lead back to Nickell.  Nickell was able hold on to the lead to take his first ever late model feature win with the $2000 pay day. <<MORE>>

May 11, 2021 - STLMS opens 2021 season this weekend at West Texas and Route 66
stlmsThis Friday, May 14, we kick off the 2021 season against the Sooner Late Model Series at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, TX with a $2000 to win show. The best from Texas and Oklahoma will be in attendance.

Saturday night, we’ll be just up the road at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, TX for another $2000 to win show.

You don’t want to miss either night!

May 1, 2021 - 2021 STLMS Rules and Membership Forms Available
stlmsThe 2021 Southern Touring Late Model Series Rules and Membership Forms are now available for viewing. Please Click Here to visit the Series Info section to view the information.

January 8, 2021 - 2021 Southern Touring Late Model Series Schedule Announced
stlmsThe 2021 Southern Touring Late Model Series schedule has been released. Click Here to view it.

Additionally, STLMS will be UMP DirtCar Sanctioned in 2021 for national and regional points.

Tire rules will be changing. Crate cars will be allowed 20/30/40 option all 4 corners. Open cars will be 20/30/40 option LR, LF and RF and 30/40 only option RR.

Drivers will need to be UMP DirtCar Super Late Model Licensed to compete. Drivers purchasing license through the series will have no additional registration fee for the season. Drivers purchasing licenses elsewhere will have a $50 season registration fee to the series. Temporary license purchases are available for drivers choosing to only race select races.

September 19, 2020 - Cody Leonard Wraps Up Second Straight Championship
stlms Whitaker jumped out to the early lead with the preferred top line.  Leonard was able to make the pass as the leaders approached lapped traffic.  Whitaker pulled off with power train issues.  Leonard held off hard charging restarts from Begnaud and Kulhanek.

Championship:  Leonard came in as the points leader with a lead of just over 7 finishing positions of Begnaud and 9 finishing positions over Theiss.  By winning, Cody Leonard sealed his second consecutive championship in as many seasons on the tour.

Austin Theiss opted for passing points to try and make a championship charge but came up short.  After Challenging Begnaud and moving into 3rd, Begnaud was able to get back by.  Theiss held on to 4th from there. Read More >>

September 6, 2020 - Tracy Denby Jr. Grabs RPM Speedway Victory
stlmsAdvancing two positions from his inside second row starting spot, Tracy Denby Jr. of Vidor, Texas, won Sunday’s Ronny Sigman Memorial at RPM Speedway. Denby outran sixth-starting Tyler Stevens for a $1,200 victory in the event co-sanctioned by the Southern Touring Late Model Series and the DFW Local Late Model Series.

Feature Finish: 1) Tracy Denby Jr., 2) Tyler Stevens, 3) Beau Begnaud, 4) Bo Day, 5) Kaden Honeycutt, 6) Chase Allen, 7) Bobby McGehee Jr., 8) Cody Leonard, 9) Damian Patocka, 10) Tom Earl, 11) Austin Theiss, 12) Demetrius Carter, 13) Brandon Brzozowski, 14) Billy Meazell, 15) Mark Shipman, 16) Mike Fenton, 17) Ray Allen Kulhanek, 18) Anthony Boatman, 19) Travis Ashley, 20) Kevin Sitton

For complete results from this event, please visit

August 28, 2020 - Southern Touring Late Model Series gearing up for return to Texana Raceway Park
stlmsAfter a two-year absence, the Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) is gearing up for a return to the friendly confines of Texana Raceway Park (TRP) on Sat., Sept. 19. Veteran race official Owen Pittman now promotes TRP, and it is thriving once again.

Teams in the STLMS will love the layout and facility overall in the quaint town of Edna. For three years, TRP was run by Rachel and Kenny Densman, who purchased the track in 2017. The Densman's made several much-needed upgrades to the facility, making it more racer and fan-friendly. Read More >>

August 15, 2020 - Kip Hughes Wins Western Swing Finale at Route 66
Kip Hughes snuck by Nate Jantz on the highside on a lap 14 restart and was able hold on to the lead virtually unchallenged to the end.  With a 2nd on night 1 and a win on night 2, Hughes takes the title for the 2020 Western Swing and wins the custom belt buckle.  Nate Jantz led the 1st 13 laps. Read More >>

August 14, 2020 - Patrik Daniel Earns $2,000 in Western Swing Opener
stlms Nate Jantz took the early lead and pulled to an 8-10 car length lead but got bottled up in lapped traffic on lap 8. (Michael Diers Photo)

On lap 10, Patrik Daniel passed Jantz and both lapped cars around the top.

The one and only caution waived on lap 19 when Zach "Double" Nickell fell out with mechanical difficulties.

Patrik Daniel would go unchallenged as he powered to the win with an expiring engine. Read More >>

August 11, 2020 - Annual 'Western Swing' up next for Southern Touring Late Model Series
stlmsIn a first-ever partnership with the Sooner Late Model Series, officials at the Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) are excited to announce their 4th annual Western Swing will take place this weekend, Aug. 14-15, in Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas. (Bobby Thomas Photo)

On Friday, Aug. 14, the two series will combine to invade West Texas Speedway in Lubbock for a $2,000-to-win contest. On Saturday, teams will make a visit to the famed Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo for another $2,000-to-win affair. It's a pair of races with tremendous potential. Read More >>

July 18, 2020 - Bo Day Wins STLMS vs. Local Late Models at HOT Speedway
stlmsBo Day of Greenville, Texas, held off a hard-charging Beau Begnaud to capture a $1,500 payday in the DFW Local Late Model Series vs. Southern Touring Late Model Series event at Heart O' Texas Speedway on Saturday.

Bo also won his heat race and the Dash for Cash. Other heat race winners: Kaden Honeycutt and Demetrius Carter. Read More >>

May 30, 2020 - Bo Day Sweeps STLMS Weekend with Abilene Victory
stlmsWinning for the second time in as many nights, fourth-starting Bo Day took the lead from Kip Hughes on lap-10 and cruised to the $1,000 payday.

Day won ahead of Austin Theiss for the second straight night in the Sourthern Touring Late Model Series and Sooner Late Model Series co-sanctioned event. Read More >>

May 29, 2020 - Bo Day Pockets STLMS Season Opener
stlmsThird starting Bo Day of Greenville, Texas, took the lead on an early restart and went on to capture Friday's Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) main event at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. Day pocketed $1,000 in winning the 30-lappers co-sanctioned with the Sooner Late Model Series. Read More >>

May 21, 2020 - Southern Touring Late Model Series Kicks of 2020 Season May 29-30
stlmsThe wait is over for the Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) 2020 season.

The tour will oficially kick off the 2020 season the weekend of May 29-30. A visit to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas is set for Friday, May 29. On Saturday, May 30, the action will shift to Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas.

Both events will be co-sanctioned with the Sooner Late Model Series.

April 10, 2020 - State of STLMS Season on Hold
stlmsIn response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the start of the Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) is currently on hold.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC.

Updates will be provided on future events as soon as they become available.

January 1, 2020 - STLMS Releases Preliminary 2020 Schedule
stlmsThe recently re-branded Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) has released a working version of the 2020 tour schedule.

Visit the Events page to view it.

Check back often as additional details concerning the 2020 season are announced.

October 26, 2019 - STLMS Finale Rained Out; Cody Leonard Clinches the Championship
1With Mother Nature claiming the 2019 STLMS season finale at Lone Star Speedway that was scheduled for Saturday, October 26, our year is now complete.

Congratulations to Cody Leonard for sealing his 2019 Southern Texas Late Model Series championship in the Swenson Racing Shocks entry. Cody picked up two feature wins and had an average finish of 2.17 for the season. Great job to Cody and the whole Swenson Racing crew!

Cody also represented well racing with other series in 2019 by finishing a strong second two nights in a row when Texas guys were invited to race with the Sooner Series, and he locked into the A main both nights from a heat race at Texas Motor Speedway with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Late Model Series.

September 28 , 2019 - Cody Leonard Lands in 105 Speedway Victory Lane
1Cody Leonard rumbled to his second Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) victory of the 2019 season on Saturday night by wiring the field at 105 Speedway (Cleveland, Texas). Doug Begnaud and Robbie Starnes completed the podium finishers.

The STLMS next returns to action on Saturday, October 26 at Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas).

For more information on the event, please visit

August 17, 2019 - Colton Horner Sweeps STLMS Texas Weekend
1Katy, Texas racer Colton Horner stayed red hot over the weekend in Southern Touring Late Model Series (STLMS) competition.

He extended his winning streak to three with a Friday night triumph at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas) followed up by a Saturday night trip to the Winner's Circle at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas)

The tour will now take a one-month break before returning to action on Saturday, September 28 with a trip to 105 Speedway (Cleveland, Texas). For more information on the next series event, please visit