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Sporting figures, especially in America, seem divided into one of two camps. The first are the painfully flamboyant: tattooed, pierced, outrageous. Sometimes they’re brilliant, and sometimes they implode. At best they’re wildly uneven. Then there’s the second kind: the athlete with the solid work ethic, the one who doesn’t hog the limelight, who just gets in... FULL BIO >

Hometown: Smithville, Texas, USA
Website: www.andrewshort.com
Twitter: @AndrewShortMX29
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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Practice: Andrew Short talks retirement

Andrew Short talks about his decision to retire.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 2: Short has bike trouble at GoPro Starting Gate

Andrew Short having bike issues on the line before the start of his last moto.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Practice: GoPro Starting Gate with Andrew Short

Andrew Short talks to Georgia Lindsay about his retirement.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 2: Holeshot

Andrew Short gets the holeshot in his last moto race of his career.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 1: GoPro Starting Gate with Andrew Short

Andrew Short on the line before the start of one of his last motos of his career.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 2: Short's final career race

Andrew Short had bike issues in his last race of his professional career and is forced to pull off and not finish his last race.

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August 20, 2016

Budds Creek 450 Moto 2: Barcia, Short & Tomac hustle for positions

Justin Barcia looks for a way around Andrew Short and finds it. Eli Tomac follows Barcia and also passes Short.

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Sporting figures, especially in America, seem divided into one of two camps. The first are the painfully flamboyant: tattooed, pierced, outrageous. Sometimes they’re brilliant, and sometimes they implode. At best they’re wildly uneven.

 

Then there’s the second kind: the athlete with the solid work ethic, the one who doesn’t hog the limelight, who just gets in there and gets the job done, event after event.

 

Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short is most definitely a sportsman of that latter class. A brilliant rider, he’s modest, soft-spoken, a family man and anything but self-aggrandizing. He’s also super consistent and blazingly fast, as his 2009 Motocross and Supercross seasons show. His work ethic reminds you of another legendary Honda champion, Jeff Stanton, also a quiet rider who won his titles by dint of hard work and a never-quit attitude.

 

Short knows that one of the secrets of ending the year with a wheelbarrow full of championship points is to finish every race, and to ride uninjured. Short’s '09 Supercross season tells exactly that story: He scored points in every single event, only once finishing out of the top 10. In 11 out of the 17 rounds he was in the top five, and twice he stood on the podium. He ended the Supercross season in third overall. In the AMA Motocross outdoor nationals, Short was even more of a force, finishing second overall, scoring points in all but one race and standing on the podium nine times.

 

In 2010, Andrew earned the title Motocross of Nations Champion riding for Team USA. and also finished 3rd overall in the Lucas Oil Motocross 450 Class Championship.

 

Shorty signed on with Red Bull KTM in 2011, but never managed to achieve the same caliber of riding that had come to be expected from him. His 6th-place finish in 450SX points was respectable given the level of competition he was dealing with, but he finished 8th in outdoor points after missing the last three rounds due to injury in a season where he never quite seemed to have the bike dialed. And with that, the KTM experiment was over.

 

Short returned to Honda in 2012, joining a new team fronted by Larry Brooks and Jeremy McGrath that would come to be known as Chaparral Honda. He was sidelined by injury through part of the 2012 supercross season, but came back to take a victory at the Seattle round. With many of the top contenders out of action for the outdoor season, Short became a consistent top-five threat once again, finishing the year 4th in 450MX points.

 

The Chaparral Honda team folded in the middle of the 2013 Supercross season, briefly leaving Short without a ride. Fortunately he was picked up by the BTO Sports KTM team shortly after.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 2010 - 450 Class

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May 16, 2016

Andrew Short (concussion) set to return to action at Hangtown for final season

Andrew Short will line up for his 17th consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season.

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July 17, 2015

Spring Creek Race Preview

Will anyone spoil the homecoming parties for Ryan Dungey and the Martin brothers?

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July 15, 2015

Andrew Short (kneecap) returning for Spring Creek

TThe BTOSports.com KTM rider has been sidelined since breaking his kneecap at the penultimate round of the supercross season in April.

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June 07, 2014

Thunder Valley Practice: Pourcel Makes it 3 in a Row, Canard Leads 450MX

Make it three-in-a-row for Chrstophe Pourcel. The Frenchman has set the fastest lap in practice at every round of the season, and the streak continued today at Thunder Valley.

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June 03, 2014

Roczen, Martin Supplement Hangtown Wins with Specialty Awards

Parity reigned supreme for specialty awards at the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.

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August 17, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Clinches 2013 Championship with 450 Moto 2 Win in Utah

Ryan Villopoto has officially proven to be the best rider of this year's 450 Class as he sweeps the Built Ford Tough Utah National and wins his second championship in the premier class.

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August 10, 2013

Ryan Villopoto Returns to Dominance, Wins 450 Moto 1 at Unadilla

Ryan Villopoto was back to his dominant ways at Unadilla following his worst round of the season at Spring Creek.

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July 31, 2013

Andrew Short Signs Two-Year Extension with BTO Sports KTM

Andrew Short will be riding orange again for the next two seasons, re-signing with the BTO Sports KTM team for 2014 and 2015.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 2: Short's final career race

Andrew Short had bike issues in his last race of his professional career and is forced to pull off and not finish his last race.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 2: Holeshot

Andrew Short gets the holeshot in his last moto race of his career.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 2: Short has bike trouble at GoPro Starting Gate

Andrew Short having bike issues on the line before the start of his last moto.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Moto 1: GoPro Starting Gate with Andrew Short

Andrew Short on the line before the start of one of his last motos of his career.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Practice: Andrew Short talks retirement

Andrew Short talks about his decision to retire.

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August 27, 2016

Ironman 450 Practice: GoPro Starting Gate with Andrew Short

Andrew Short talks to Georgia Lindsay about his retirement.

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August 20, 2016

Budds Creek 450 Moto 2: Barcia, Short & Tomac hustle for positions

Justin Barcia looks for a way around Andrew Short and finds it. Eli Tomac follows Barcia and also passes Short.

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August 20, 2016

Budds Creek 450 Moto 2: Holeshot

Matt Bisceglia gets the holeshot in the second moto, but Andrew Short is hot on his heels and takes over first place right away.

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