Andrew Short's Day At Washougal Motocross | MX 2016

Andrew Short went 6-7 for 6th overall at Washougal MX, check out his race day in photos here.

Andrew Short, Washougal MX 2016
Team BTO SPORTS/KTM rider Andrew Short is in his farewell season. One of the nicest guys off the track has decided to call it a career after the outdoor season. Shorty is rumored to make the switch to be a key development test rider for one of the race teams in the paddock for 2017. This means we will still get to see Shorty at an AMA race next year, but we will not know for which color yet.Photo by Preston Jordan
Andrew Short, Washougal MX 2016
Shorty didn’t qualify too well as he sat in 15th at the end of the two morning practice qualifiers. Andrew has always told us that he has been more of a racer than a practice or qualify guy for most of his career.Photo by Preston Jordan
Andrew Short, Washougal MX 2016
In the first moto Andrew got a great start and rounded the first corner in third place and held on to the top five for over half the race. Shorty had a great battle with teammate Benny Bloss for a few laps, but the youngster pulled him in the later stages of the race. Shorty finished the first moto in sixth, but was pleased with his moto effort.Photo by Preston Jordan
Andrew Short, Washougal MX 2016
The AMA has been paying homage to the Veteran before the first motos by letting Andrew lead the parade lap and playing Foo Fighters “There Goes My Hero”, as he takes off down the start straight.Photo by Preston Jordan
Andrew Short, Washougal MX 2016
The second moto Andrew didn’t get as good a start but worked his way up to an impressive seventh place by the checkered flag. The difference in Moto two was that he charged the whole moto and looked aggressive. At the end of the race one of Andrew’s super fans named “Moser” ran onto the track and greeted him with a sign that said “Shorty Stop” then proceeded to silly string him for somewhat of a farewell to his favorite racer.Photo by Preston Jordan
Andrew Short, Washougal MX 2016
Shorty always claims that he has old man style, but from this photo we think Andrew has some scrubbing ability still left in him. From the time Andrew started his first professional race, until now, the sport has evolved so much. Andrew has evolved with the young up and coming styles of riding and has always been a threat for a top five at every race each and every year. Good luck to you Andrew in your next endeavor and it was a pleasure watching you race all these years!Photo by Preston Jordan