On Jan. 28, 2010, the off-road motorcycle community lost a hero.
Nathan Woods passed away from injuries sustained during a practice crash at Honolulu Hills Raceway, Calif., as he and his KTM team were preparing for the start of the 2011 WORCS season.
In this video, KTM highlights the legacy that will was left by Nathan Woods, who won more races than anyone in WORCS history. Woods had joined the KTM off-road team for 2011 and was poised to add a third championship to his impressive resume.
At the Honolulu race, a memorial parade lap was held, and Nathan’s wife and oldest son wore #54 jerseys in his honor.
The entire WORCS community of riders and racers came to the start line to pay tribute and Nathan was awarded with the victory for the weekend, giving him the points lead in the 2011 WORCS Championship one last time in his career.
The off-road motorcycle community has been hit hard with the loss of one of its most successful members, but in the spirit of Wood’s competitive nature, the racing will continue. The remainder of the 2011 WORCS Racing season has been dedicated to Nathan’s honor.