Bushey in Victory Lane (Quentin Young Photo)

HOME TRACK MAGIC: Bushey Holds off Veteran Pro Stock Field in Series Opener at Can-Am

With 30 laps ahead of him and a slew of veteran talent behind him, Tyler Bushey withstood the pressure from the field at Can-Am Speedway Wednesday night to bag the first DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Feature win of 2022.

In Victory Lane, Bushey was ecstatic, nearly in disbelief of his accomplishment – one where he held off strong talent in Mike White, ringer Luke Horning and multi-time NAPA Super DIRT Week champion Rob Yetman for the $1,000 victory.

“I’m more shocked than anything,” Bushey said. “We’ve been struggling, but the car felt really good tonight. I just held it on the bottom and looked forward.”

Bushey went winless on the 2021 Pro Stock Series tour, but scored first Wednesday night. (Quentin Young Photo)

The Heuvelton, NY-native led all 30 laps of the Feature at his home track, kicking off his Series championship hopes with a bang after an eighth-place result in last year’s standings.


A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 15X-Tyler Bushey[1]; 2. 1X-Mike White[2]; 3. 5B-Ian Bressette[3]; 4. 72-Bruno Richard[5]; 5. 2H-Luke Horning[12]; 6. 23-Scott Towslee[9]; 7. 7-Rob Yetman[4]; 8. 8-Marc Lalonde[14]; 9. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr[6]; 10. 75-Eli Gilbert[7]; 11. 17-Nick Hilt[10]; 12. 14J-Johnny Rivers[11]; 13. 09-Shawn Perez[15]; 14. 6C-Brian Carter[8]; 15. 22B-Blayne Nichols[13]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Bruno Richard[1]; 2. 15X-Tyler Bushey[3]; 3. 1X-Mike White[5]; 4. 75-Eli Gilbert[2]; 5. 23-Scott Towslee[4]; 6. 14J-Johnny Rivers[8]; 7. 22B-Blayne Nichols[7]; 8. 09-Shawn Perez[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Rob Yetman[1]; 2. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr[2]; 3. 5B-Ian Bressette[4]; 4. 6C-Brian Carter[3]; 5. 17-Nick Hilt[5]; 6. 2H-Luke Horning[7]; 7. 8-Marc Lalonde[6]

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 72-Bruno Richard[1]; 2. 75-Eli Gilbert[8]; 3. 15X-Tyler Bushey[5]; 4. 23-Scott Towslee[6]; 5. 1X-Mike White[7]; 6. 09-Shawn Perez[4]; 7. 22B-Blayne Nichols[2]; 8. 14J-Johnny Rivers[3]

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 7-Rob Yetman, 00:22.418[3]; 2. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr, 00:22.433[5]; 3. 6C-Brian Carter, 00:22.503[2]; 4. 5B-Ian Bressette, 00:22.543[7]; 5. 17-Nick Hilt, 00:22.714[4]; 6. 8-Marc Lalonde, 00:22.892[1]; 7. 2H-Luke Horning, 00:23.073[6]