A top off-road motorcycle racer died Friday from injuries suffered in a crash during practice at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, Calif., according to published reports.
Nathan Woods, 32, was preparing for the opening round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) this weekend. He was airlifted to a hospital and pronounced dead after crashing on the motocross portion of the track, the Taft Midway Driller reported.
“Today off-road Racing lost one of the greatest off-road champions ever to throw a leg over a dirtbike,” WORCS announced on its website.
Woods, from Paso Robles, Calif., was the winningest rider in the history of WORCS, and had won two championships.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda, and sons, Nate and Braxton.