Andrew Short Survives a Treacherous Seattle SXMonday, April 18, 2011 | 10:20 AM
Coach Seiji client #29 Andrew Short came through the pack from dead last after a first turn pile up to claim 10th place on what can be considered the most treacherous supercross track thus far in the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Series. Andrew was able to display his incredible drive and fitness as he battled the track and the majority of the stacked SX class field as he fought for every position in the 20 lap main event.
The Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing pilot was having in incredible day in Seattle despite the soft, deeply rutted and inconsistent track surface. Shorty rode well all day and qualified in 4th position overall on his KTM 350. Andrew backed his awesome qualifying efforts with a stellar heat race: the veteran rider gated extremely well and went on to finish second in his heat race.
Andrew lined up for the main event with the confidence gained through a wildly successful day. Andrew found himself near the front of the pack as the first turn approached but he unfortunately got tangled with Austin Stroup before the apex, taking a hard blow to the leg. Andrew also lost his clutch lever but picked his bike up with the main group long gone. Determination, heart, desire, fitness and the wisdom gained through his years in the pro ranks carried Andrew through the pack. He charged through the field and consistently picked riders off as each lap went by, eventually earning a very well deserved 10th place.
Coach Seiji is honored to work with someone with such desire and commitment; onward to the end of one of the most exciting supercross seasons ever!
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