LAS VEGAS (November 15, 2013) – Former champion Danny Gay and veteran Mike Salm made their returns to the Lucas Oil Modifieds Series presented by LoanMart Friday to highlight a field of 50 drivers assembled for Saturday's (November 16) Lucas Oil West Coast Short Track Championships presented by General Tire at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Gay, the 2007 champion, will be competing in his first Modified event since this race in 2009 and Salm is behind the wheel of a Modified for the first time since 2011.

They join a talented group that includes Chris Gerchman, who will win the 2013 title by starting Saturday's 75-lap race, two-time champion Jim Mardis, 2006 champ Jason Patison, reigning California champion Jay Linstroth, former California champion Scott Winters and others.

Drivers from nine states have made the trip to this fast half-mile oval to pursue the $2,500 winner's reward.

A total of 26 cars will start the main event. The fastest 18 qualify on time, there are four provisional spots for series regulars who might struggle to find enough speed, and the other four spots will be filled by the top 2 finishers in each of two 20-lap B mains.

(listing car number, driver, residence, chassis and engine)

1 – Eddie Wilcox, River Bank, California, Ellis Chevrolet

1x – Pat Petrie, Henderson, Nevada, Howe Chevrolet

2A – David Crouch, Manteca, California, Ellis Chevrolet

3 – Doug Carpenter, San Diego, California, STR Chevrolet

3X – JA Jr. (Jairo Avila Jr.), Las Vegas, Nevada, Phil's Phabrication Chevrolet

4 – Lynn Hardy, Salt Lake City, Utah, Howe Chevrolet

4 – Mike Salm, Fallbrook, California, Bray Chevrolet

4T – Bradley Tilton, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Robinson Chevrolet

4X – Jimmy Waters, Salt Lake City, Utah, Fabtech Chevrolet

5 – Dave Arce, Santee, California, STR Chevrolet

5 – Chase Catania, El Cajon, California, STR Chevrolet

5 – Jason Bamberg, Loomis, California, Wenteq Chevrolet

5 – Dean Olson, Canyon City, Colorado, Olson Chevrolet

6 – Danny Gay, Lakeside, California, Ellis Chevrolet

7n – Jim Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nevada, Lefthander Chevrolet

7r – Nik Romano, Menlo Park, California, STR Chevrolet

8 – Dan Alamaa, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Garmin Chevrolet

9 – Elliott Stjerne, Madera, California, Jones Chevrolet

10 – Tim Morse, Burbank, California, STR Chevrolet

13 – Aaron McMorran, Las Vegas, Nevada, Wenteg Chevrolet

15 – Rod Johnson Jr., Canyon Country, California, RCF Chevrolet

16 – Roger Brown, Corona, California, STR Chevrolet

20A – Scott Alves, Placerville, California, Sardisian Chevrolet

21 – Jeff Hunter, Henderson, Colorado, Garmin Chevrolet

24 – Shelby Stroebel, Meridian, Idaho, STR Chevrolet

24A – Scott Winters, Tracy, California, Wenteq Chevrolet

25 – Jay Linstroth, Citrus Heights, California, Wenteq Chevrolet

25D – Daniel Williams, Glendale, California, Lefthander Chevrolet

26 – Chris Gerchman, Spring Branch, Texas, STR Chevrolet

28 – Matthew Hicks, Lakeside, California, Lefthander Chevrolet

29 – Joe de Guevara, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phil's Phabrication Chevrolet

29 – Zach Webster, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lefthander Chevrolet

40 – Jerry Toporek, Venice, California, Lefthander Chevrolet

42 – Doug Hamm, Las Vegas, Nevada, STR Chevrolet

44 – Jessica Clark, Ventura, California, STR Chevrolet

51 – Jim Mardis, Yucaipa, California, Lefthander Chevrolet

57 – Tripp Gaylord, Golden, Colorado, STR Chevrolet

71 – Dustin Tilbury, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Circleburner Chevrolet

77 – Michael Mitchell, Loomis, California, Wenteq Chevrolet

80 – Jason Patison, Corona, California, STR Chevrolet

84 – Mark Ith Jr., Magna, Utah, Howe Chevrolet

93 – Hayden Smith, San Diego, California, STR Chevrolet

96 – Kyle Gottula, Modesto, California, RCF Chevrolet

98 – Kyle Cline, Hesperia, California, Lefthander Chevrolet

0z – Scott Osborn, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phil's Phabrication Chevrolet

01 – Michael Hale, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lefthander Chevrolet

02 – Brian Collins, Camino, California, Lefthander Chevrolet

02L – Rich Lindgren, Rio Linda, California, STR Chevrolet

09 – Kyle Niquette, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Thomson Chevrolet