Veteran Rider Has Sights Sets on $1 Million
Feld Motor Sports has announced that Andrew Short, of Smithville, Texas, will race at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.
Since turning pro in 2000, Short has competed in 10 supercross seasons. Short made his entrance into the Supercross Lites class in 2001. Two years later, he began competing on a select-schedule basis in the Supercross class while still competing in the Lites class. Throughout Short’s career in the Lites and Supercross classes, he has earned two race wins, 16 podium finishes, 20 top-10 finishes, and 12 top-five finishes.
During the 2011 supercross season, Short finished sixth overall, with 16 top-10 finishes and only one finish outside of the top-10. Short’s best finish of fourth place came at Daytona and Salt Lake City.
The track, which will be a combination of motocross and supercross terrain, is guaranteed to post challenges for teams when the time comes to adjust the bike’s setup.
“It’s going to be tough situation. I would rather go on the stiffer side than softer with my setup so I am prepared for all the jumps and have more overall control. Each rider will definitely have to adapt as the day goes on; it should be interesting.” said Short.
Short is banking on his experience in both classes to bring home $1 Million. With his persistent training and racing schedule this summer, he should have no problem keeping up with the younger talent.
“I just go to the race to have fun and focus on that,” explains Short. “I find every time you focus on money your head ends up in the wrong spot and it normally doesn’t end well. I really just want to have fun at this race and focus on what I love to do which is ride my motorcycle.”
The unique Monster Energy Cup hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross-style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross combined and created into the ultimate battleground. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the ‘first time ever’ $1 Million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.