After two disappointing rounds of racing that he was eager to put behind him, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short showed up for round three of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at High Point Raceway determined to resurrect his 2010 campaign. Shorty threw down a solid 3-2 performance to finish second overall—his first podium of the 2010 series!
With light rain covering the Pennsylvania soil as the gates dropped for 450 moto one, Short came out swinging, rounding the first lap in the third spot. With a field full of the fastest motocross racers on the planet nipping at his heels, Shorty put his head down and latched onto the lead group as they ripped around the Mt. Morris circuit, quickly extending a comfortable gap over the rest of the pack.
Unable to make a move to get past Ryan Dungey and Josh Grant out front, Shorty cruised in for a solid third place finish. Red Bull teammate Ben Townley motored in for fourth.
"The team’s been working really hard, and I feel like we made a huge step in the right direction today." -Andrew Short
In moto two, Short timed the drop of his gate perfectly and rocketed down the start straight with a monster holeshot! Taking control of the lead spot, Andrew dominated the first 10 laps of the race before eventually being caught and passed by new series points leader Dungey.
Shorty gave it all he had, but was unable to challenge for the lead during the closing laps, eventually cruising in for a second-place finish. His 3-2 moto scores were good for second overall for the event.
“I really wanted that win in the second moto, but it still feels really great to come away with a second,” Shorty commented after the race. “The series didn’t start out the way I was hoping, but the team’s been working really hard, and I feel like we made a huge step in the right direction today. It’s a long series, and I’m really looking forward to Budds Creek next weekend.”
Behind Short in the overall results, Townley held tough to finish the day in the fourth spot, and Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi pulled through for a hard-fought fifth-place finish.
Round number four of the series hits Maryland’s Budds Creek on June 19th.