Moments after Short crossed the finish line, his support staff swarmed the track to celebrate. Short has been aboard a factory Honda CRF 450R all season, and gave the brand its first win of the year since LA.
After being teammates on Red Bull KTM last season, Andrew Short and Ken Roczen became close friends. The two led the entire main event and exchanged numerous passes before Short slipped away. They were the first to celebrate on the starting straightaway after the final flag flew. Off the podium, Roczen stated "I am more excited for Short than I am for myself."
Nick Wey was uncharacteristically aggressive in Seattle, as he made contact with both Jimmy Albertson and Gavin Faith in the heat race.
Wey and Gavin Faith tangled after contact, as Faith's foot was trapped in-between Wey's rear wheel and fender. After the two dislodged, both exchanged words and lined up for the LCQ, with Wey transferring to the main event after a second place finish.
Seattle marked Gavin Faith's first race aboard James Stewart's vacant JGR Yamaha. This is the second time this season Faith as filled in for an injured rider, as he spent the early part of the West Coast aboard a GEICO Powersports Honda after Wil Hahn's hip injury.