Another one bites the dust: L&Mc Racing pulls the plug on the 2013 Supercross/Motocross season. Photography By: Kit Palmer
First it was Jeff Ward Racing, now it's L&Mc Racing that has pulled the plug on the 2013 Supercross/motocross season. The Larry Brooks and Jeremy McGrath-run team, which made its debut last year with rider Andrew Short, has officially announced that it is pulling out of racing effective immediately.
After finishing 13th in the 450 Supercross Championship and fourth in the 450 outdoor Nationals last year with Short, there were rumors of the team going through tough times, especially when it showed up at the Phoenix Supercross working out of a van prior to Anaheim II. Today, the team issued this release:
L&Mc Racing, LLC will regrettably cease team racing operations for the 2013 season, immediately, as the result of circumstances beyond the team's control.
L&Mc Racing principals, 7-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath and Team Manager, Larry Brooks, as well as their rider Andrew Short, are committed to running a program with the utmost level of professionalism however, recent unforeseen events outside of the team's control have prevented that from occurring.
Larry Brooks and Jeremy McGrath wish their friend and colleague Andrew Short, the best of success in 2013 as he continues on with his career. According to McGrath, "We did our best to keep Andrew out on the track but forces out of our control dictated that we conclude the season much earlier than we anticipated or planned. Andrew is a class act and we wish him success throughout the rest of the season and beyond with his new team." Added Larry Brooks, "Andrew has proven himself to be a great rider over the years, and my hope is that 2013 be no different for him."
Jeremy McGrath and Larry Brooks wish to thank the current L&Mc Racing sponsors, Chaparral, Honda, WPS, Bel Ray, MMI, FMF, ODI, Talon, Dubya, Matrix, and Ironclad for their tireless support, exceptional loyalty and unwavering commitment to the L&Mc Race Team.
As of now, both McGrath and Brooks are keeping a tight lip on the situation. The team's publicist, Lynn Archer P.R., says it has no further information on the situation. However, Andrew Short, who has reportedly already signed with a new team, said that he'll be issuing a release very soon regarding his future plans.