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Wattsy Puts Together Enduro Benefit for Nathan Woods
As the title of this Newsletter indicates it was a sad day last Friday, Jan 28 when fellow Pro racer Nathan Woods (two time WORCS Pro Champion) passed away from injuries sustained in a practice crash while preparing for the first round of the WORCS race series the following day. We all understand the high risk of injury whenever we throw a leg over our bikes to go ride but never really expect such possible injuries to escalate to anything more than, at worst, a minor surgery, a plaster cast, and some time off the bike to fully recover. Our sincerest condolences go out to Nathan’s wife Amanda and their two young boys, Nate and Braxton, plus the rest of the Woods family.
To help out in these times of need for the Woods family, we are going to raffle off a free spot on Row 48 (we will personally pay your $55 race entry fee!) for the first round of the National Enduro Series, to be held near Columbia, SC on February 27. Entries for this race sold-out nearly two months ago, so along with the separate March of Dimes Fundraiser raffle we are also conducting further down, here is the last opportunity for any of you to get a confirmed spot in what will be an epic race! Not only will 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets be forwarded to the Woods family, but our DirtWise business will personally match the funds generated up to $500.Click here to purchase a ticket. Raffle ticket prices are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.
Another way to help support the Woods family is to go and purchase one of the “Offroad How To” Instructional DVDs that Nathan filmed a few years ago. Our friends at www.motoxcinema.com are donating 100% of the sales from that DVD to the family also. Here is the trailer for that Instructional DVD. As you can see, not only were there some epic shots captured, but also that Nate could really twist the throttle.
I got to spend a pretty funny 24 hours with Nathan after the amazing Idaho City Qualifier race back in 2006. We went filming a segment for our Common Ground action/entertainment style DVD the following day and he was supposed to join us but wasn’t able to attend due to the effects of the previous night’s antics, ha, ha!
For those of us on the left coast there will be a benefit ride day at Glen Helen on Feb 23rd. This is from the Facebook post by Nates 2010 Husaberg mechanic Charles Jirsa:
Nathan Woods Memorial Ride Day – Here are the details. Feb. 23rd Glen Helen, the gates open at 9AM, riding starts at 10AM to 4PM. $20 to ride and spectators are free all the gate fee will be given to the Nathan Woods Memorial Fund. There will also be a silent auction going until 4PM with all proceeds going to the fund aswell. Any jerseys, sponsor products, etc that you want to donate to the auction can be brought to the track or contact Kurt or myself and we will see that they get to the auction. Please spread the word and lets pull together to remember our fallen friend. Please feel free to message Kurt or myself if you have any questions. Thanks again to everyone for their prayers and support!!!