When Andrew first secured his factory Honda ride back in 2005, he was plucked out of relative privateer obscurity. Similar to the career of former Honda team member Jeff Stanton, Short had paid his dues on privateer and support teams for several years, with some notable rides and even a few wins along the way. Honda finally recognized the Colorado native's concentrated work ethic and very pleasant demeanor, choosing him to ride West Coast Lites on their works CRF250. Now Short finds himself entering his sixth season with Red Bull Honda after a strong 2009 season. Andrew was one of only a handful of riders to have his contract ironed out well in advance and he is looking forward to the upcoming year.