Andrew Short's Day At Thunder Valley Motocross | MX 2016

Andrew Short went 17-18 for 17th overall at round 3

Andrew Short, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Andrew Short’s bike all prepped and ready for battle as it sits under the BTO Sports tent in the Thunder Valley pits. This will be the Andrew Short’s last National at his hometown track, as his plans are to retire from pro racing at the end of the series.Photo by Rob Koy
Andrew Short, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Andrew taking a middle rut in timed practice at Thunder Valley. The Colorado Springs, CO native said that the Lakewood track is his favorite track to race on and he has many big race memories from this track. Andrew qualified 21st in timed practice with a best lap of 2:15.592 in the 2nd practice.Photo by Rob Koy
Andrew Short, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Andrew waiting for his gate pick before Moto 1. Andrew came back from an injury in SX a little early and is riding himself back into shape as the series continues each week.Photo by Rob Koy
Andrew Short, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Andrew hitting the uphill triple coming out of the valley in Moto 1. Andrew’s starts have not been up to his standards yet this outdoor season. Andrew got about an 11th place start after the first turn in Moto 1 and slowly lost positions throughout the race and finished in 17th place. Andrew stated that he is not yet comfortable going the speeds of the top 10 riders. He also said that he struggled all weekend and never got the flow at Thunder Valley.Photo by Rob Koy
Andrew Short, Thunder Valley MX 2016
Andrew exiting a turn on the drier than usual Thunder Valley trackPhoto by Rob Koy
Andrew Short, Thunder Valley MX 2016
The moto 2 start for Andrew was much better with a 3rd place coming out of the first turn. Andrew did have a sketchy moment going up the first hill as his holeshot device was still hooked as he hit the first big double jump. The holeshot device did disengage off the face of the jump and forced his bike to go front wheel high. Andrew dropped back to 7th place after lap 1 and continued to lose positions as the laps clicked off. By the halfway point Andrew was in 15th place and by the finish he scored an 18th place. Andrew said he felt horrible all weekend and he is not ready to go that pace of the top 10 guys. He finished with a 17-18 for 17th overall at Thunder Valley and said he will miss racing at this place.Photo by Rob Koy