JSRA Rider Profile

James Bushell

James Bushell

James “Bushie” Bushell, the owner of 158 Performance from Wisbech, was born on February 8, 1984, and enjoys snowboarding, golf, and jet ski racing. Racing with the number 158, which he was given when he started on the Corona Euro Tour in 2003, he began his racing career in 2000. He has competed in various classes, including Ski Lites, Ski GP, Sport GP, Naturally Aspirated, Runabout Stock, and Runabout GP. With numerous British championships, 11 world titles, multiple European championships, two King’s Cup wins, the 2012 Dubai championship, and the Morocco Night Race champion title, James’s favorite race memory is winning the 2011 Pro Runabout Open by lapping most of the field. For the 2024 season, he will be riding a Seadoo RXP built by 158 Performance, with sponsorship from 158 Performance, Jet Pilot, Lucas Oil, TVS Group, and Seadoo Centre.


LIKES & DISLIKES OR A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU Like snow boarding, golf, jet ski racing.

STORY BEHIND YOUR RACE NUMBER No real story got given it when started on the corona euro tour back in 2003 stuck with it ever since

CLASSES YOU HAVE COMPETED IN Ski Lites, Ski GP, Sport GP, Naturally Aspirated Runabout Stock, Runabout GP

TITLES OR CHAMPIONSHIPS (PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE!) Too many British championships to list. 11x world titles, many times European champion, 2x kings cup
winner, 2012 Dubai champion, Morocco night race champion, 2nd UIM run Gp.

BEST/FAVOURITE RACE STORY (ON OR OFF THE TRACK) Best time on track winning 2011 pro runabout open and lapping most of the field.

RACE SUPERSTITIONS OR ROUTINES YOU DO BEFORE A RACE None really just try get on get job done


WHO BUILT YOUR SKI 158performance
SPONSORS 158performance, jet pilot, Lucas oil, TVS group, seadoo centre.