Supercross.com/Honda pilot and Coach Seiji personal training client #29 Andrew Short survived a tough Los Angeles round of the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Series. Although the Dirt Wurx crew did an outstanding job keeping the track from turning into a mud pit throughout the rain that fell most of the day, the racing produced formidable challenges to Andrew and the rest of the world's elite supercross riders.
The rain that fell on Dodger Stadium for most of the day resulted in a delayed and very abbreviated schedule. The SX class would only get one practice to dial in lines and bike set up. Although Andrew only posted a 14th place qualifying time, he gated well in his heat race, rode strong throughout and fought off a charging Chad Reed to earn a third place finish.
The first lap of the main event produced a horrific crash that left Ryan Morais (Andrew's brother-in-law) and Trey Canard exiting the stadium in ambulances. Andrew and the rest of the field had to re-gate and remain calm as the medical crew attended to the seriously injured riders. Difficult as it was, the professional riders resumed racing and Andrew found himself on the inside heading into the first turn. He tangled up with a tuff block and was violently thrown to the ground, injuring his hand and having the breath knocked out of him due to the impact with the ground. Andrew would remount in pain and way back in dead last. He would valiantly fight through the 20 lap event to eventually finish 14th.