Paso Robles off-road motorcycle star dies
January 29, 2011
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.