Paso Robles off-road motorcycle star dies

January 29, 2011

Nathan Woods

Nathan Woods, considered one of the greatest off-road champions ever to throw a leg over a dirt bike, died Friday from injuries suffered during a crash at the Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft.

Woods, from Paso Robles, was preparing for the opening round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) this weekend.

Woods has been riding professionally for nine years and has enjoyed two wheels since the age of seven. The 32-year-old racked up two WORCS championships (2004-05) and had amassed the most wins in series history in addition to a gold medal at the ISDE and competing regularly at EnduroCross.

His career saw him ride for factory Kawasaki, Suzuki and Husaberg as well as Zip-Ty Racing Yamaha before signing his KTM contract this year.

Woods is survived by his wife, Amanda, and sons, Nate and Braxton.


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3 Comments

  1. undertow says:

    A tragic loss of brilliant young man, condolences to his family and friends.

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  2. SLORider says:

    I don’t normally follow the competitive circuits so I just watched a couple of his videos… WOW! An incredible rider!! A married guy into teaching kids and all the good clean stuff. Very sad.

    Incredible riding:

    Nathan Woods Offroad:
    http://www.nathanwoodsoffroad.com/

    “Pin it to win it”

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  3. danika says:

    Amand, Nate, and Braxton: My most sincere sorrows for your loss. Blessings to you all.

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