The 2011 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series made its way to Millville, MN to Spring Creek for another epic event that this facility seems to breed. Days of rain preceding race day combined with stifling heat and humidity set the stage for a race of attrition for the world’s best motocross athletes.
Coach Seiji personal training client #29 Andrew Short did everything possible to mitigate the incredible heat; cooling vest, proper hydration, even cutting his riding gear. His attention to details, work ethic and solid training program proved vital with the brutal weather and amazingly rough track.
The Red Bull/KTM Factory racing rider rode well in practice which resulted in a 9th overall qualifying position aboard his 350 SX-F. A mediocre start in moto 1 had Shorty dicing his way around the chopped out and deeply rutted track to round the first lap in 12th. The always in control rider then passed a rider in each of the next 3 laps putting him in 9th at the end of lap 4. Shorty would then begin picking up lappers and would also pass Simmonds and Weimer to eventually card a 7th place finish.
Andrew would get a little bit of a better start in moto 2, this time rounding the first lap in 10th. The track was now sporting square edged holes in several areas and huge braking bumps especially on the downhill turns. The unmerciful track surface combined with remarkable heat and humidity was taking its toll on the field as many riders succumbed to the conditions and faltered. Andrew soldiered on and rode a consistent and smart moto to end up 9th. His scores of 7 – 9 earned him a well-deserved 8th on the day.
Coach Seiji would like to congratulate Andrew on yet another performance where he left it all out on the track and wishes him the best for the upcoming round at Washougal.