One of the most clean-cut riders in this ragtag band of moto racers, Andrew Short is the type of guy you might find at a Les Schwab tire shop. Clean-cut, hard-working, friendly, fast and capable of landing results – that’s why multiple factory teams including Suzuki, Honda and KTM have put faith in this young Colorado native.
Short has been in the top-five in Supercross and outdoors since 2005 when he was still running the 125 division. He finished second in the ’05 Nationals, but ’08 ‘09 have been the best years of his career overall so far. A third-place finish in Supercross followed with runner-up in Motocross during 2009 is proof that he deserves a spot among the elite riders. The best part, however, is that he’s as quick with a kind word and smile as he is with his right wrist.
In 2010 Shorty’s SX season didn’t last long as he seriously injured his ankle at the San Diego round. He missed seven rounds in total and finished 12th overall – far from his best result. Short’s ’10 MX season went much better, however, and the 27-year-old finished third overall behind Ryan Dungey and Brett Metcalfe. Also, Short helped pilot team USA to its sixth consecutive MXoN victory in 2010.
For 2011 Short traded in his Honda for KTM black and orange. He campaigned the year alongside Mike Alessi aboard a KTM 350 SX-F, finishing with top-10 results in SX and MX. It was largely a mediocre year for Short, however, as he failed to land a single podium finish.
Short got off to a decent start during the 2012 SX season, grabbing three top-10 finishes through the first five rounds. A nasty wreck during the lead-up to the round in San Diego sidelined Short for a number of rounds though and he wasn’t able to return until New Orleans. His comeback was impressive though, as he finished fifth in his first race back after injury and then took the win in the following round in Seattle. During the next round in Salt Lake City, Short sported a new L&MC Team sponsor, Chaparral Motorsports. He ended in 13th overall, which was notable considering he missed almost half the SX season. His luck improved in the outdoors and he was able to avoid serious injury through the summer to finish fourth overall, just one point behind Jake Weimer. While he didn’t win a moto during the 2012 season, he made the podium four times and amassed a number of top-10 finishes.
Known for his upbringing in Colorado, Short is always a big threat at the Thunder Valley venue. For ’12 he’ll race with L&Mc Honda.
Andrew Short Specs:
Birth Date: November 28, 1982
Birthplace: Tulsa, OK
Residence: Murrieta, CA
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 170 lbs
Turned Pro: 2000
National Number: 29
2012: 13th (SX), 4th (MX)
2011: 6th (SX), 8th (MX)
2010: 12th (SX), 3rd (MX)
2009: 3rd (SX), 2nd (MX)
2008: 3rd (SX), 3rd (MX)
2007: 16th (SX), 3rd (MX)
2006: 2nd (WSX), 4th (250 MX)
2005: 22nd (SX), 3rd (WSX), 2nd (125 MX)
2004: 17th (SX), 7th (WSX), 34th (125 MX)
2003: 30th (SX), 3rd (WSX), 11th (125 MX)
2002: 12th (WSX), 15th (125 MX)
2001: 24th (WSX), 32nd (125 MX)
2000: 40th (125 MX)