Fresh off a fourth-place overall performance at round number nine of the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Championship series at Unadilla on August 14th, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short received the highest honor of his career. The AMA and USA Team Manager Roger DeCoster announced the United States 2010 Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations roster, with Shorty named as a member of the ultra-talented three-rider squad.
Joining Short to represent the USA at the 64th edition of the MXoN on September 25-26 in Lakewood, Colorado will be Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey and Geico Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard.
In the sport of motocross, being chosen to represent as a member of your country’s MXoN team is the absolute highest honor, and for Short, the monumental event has even more meaning. Not only will this be Andrew’s first Red Bull Motocross of Nations appearance, he will be helping to defend the Chamberlain Trophy on his home track of Thunder Valley in Lakewood, Colorado.
"To be given this opportunity is something I have dreamt about since I was a little kid." -Shorty
With eight years of professional motocross experience under his belt, Shorty is ready to take on the best that the world has to offer in the MX3 class, and he couldn’t think of a more ideal venue to stage the fight for his country.
"It is an incredible honor to be chosen to represent Team USA at the Red Bull Motocross of Nations this year,” commented Short at Unadilla. "To be given this opportunity is something I have dreamt about since I was a little kid, and for it to become a reality is absolutely amazing. And what are the odds that this year’s race would be held in my home state of Colorado? This is an unbelievable honor!”
After narrowly missing out on a bid to represent his country at last year’s Motocross of Nations in Italy, Andrew was all smiles when he got the official call from DeCoster with the invitation. With the race on home turf, Shorty knows that he and his teammates have an upper hand on their competition.
“The three of us all have the experience and the speed at Thunder Valley, so with a few good starts and the home-country fans on our side, I think we have a great shot at keeping the MXoN title here in the States where it belongs.”
For more info, check out the official Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations site, and stay tuned as Short and the rest of Team USA go for historic win number 21 at Motocross’ most treasured event!