THE WEEKLY FEED: NATHAN WOODS-WORCS CHAMPION

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Nathan Woods: 2-time WORCS champion

Nathan Woods was a two time WORCS racing champion. Team Suzuki Off-Road signed him 2008 and these are the words from Mike Webb, the Team Manager of the Suzuki effort at the time. “Nathan Woods had an intimidating presence, he was built like a middle line backer and wasn’t one to suffer fools. I remember Kurt Caselli asking me after I hired Nathan why I always hired hard asses (Woods replaced Ryno who replaced Mike Kiedrowski). Despite his Weston Peick build Nathan was really creative on the bike, he never really hammered his way to victory, he was instead precise and efficient. He was underrated in his time and battled and won against the legends of the sport!!” We lost Nathan in 2011 and it was a huge loss to the off-road world.

 

PICS AND PANS

Check out the tires on Jason Anderson’s HQV as he seat bumps a Tampa SX jump. They’re actually rolling over from the load he’s putting on the machine prior to takeoff. photo TFant

 

How’s breathing that in for 3 hours? Kailub Russell with a serious dirt goatee following the Palatka GNCC. Photo TFant

 

Daytona’s speedway offers a stunning backdrop to the supercross main event. T Fant pic.

 

Eli Tomac’s fitness and determination were key ingredients to his back in the pack charge to second place in the main event at Daytona. TFant caught this.

 

KTM’s Kyle Summers and Yamaha’s Bobby Garrison battle at the Mesquite round of the WORCS series back in ’08.

 

A 2008 WORCS pro start features a stacked deck of talent. It included Caselli,Woods, Garrison, Dietrich, Bell, Weigand and Summers. Oh, and Bobby Bonds who won the championship.

 

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

Love this shot of Rick Salmon. He was a good friend and one of the most talented and carefree racers I had the good fortune to moto with.

 

What a killer shot of Dave Coombs Senior racing a motocross National in ’74. Dave went on to start the Loretta Lynn Amateur motocross event, the GNCC series and was the man behind Hi Point raceway and their National Motocross event and of course the infamous Blackwater 100. He will go down in dirt bike history as one of the most influential men to ever drive the sport.

REMEMBER THESE?

Back in the early 90s the majority of enduros and ISDE qualifiers required a spark arrestor and the ‘Sparky’ ruled the roost. A screen type unit, it wouldn’t hurt the power of your machine. The issues? They clogged with mung and packing easily and many times you’d see racers stabbing the screen with a screw driver in order to gain some exhaust flow.

 

2-WHEEL DRIVE DREAM MACHINE?

Watch the video. Pretty sure that this is Dick Burleson testing Tarus the machine!

https://vk.com/video-115210869_456239020

 

 

NEWS

Big Bear Trail Riders are proud to bring you the 24th Annual “BIG BEAR RUN”  June 23 & 24, 2018. This is a two day Dual Sport motorcycle and Adventure Bike tour of the mountains surrounding Big Bear Lake. Finisher Plaques will be given out at the banquet to those riders who complete our Saturday A-loop.
 All Skill levels are welcome. Both Days will have “Easy”, “Hard” and “Adventure Bike” ride options to choose from. There will be GPS Tracks for the routes provided at sign up. Bring your GPS and data cable and let the GPS download folks know which ride option you want.
Rider entry includes a “Big Bear Run” t-shirt, GPS tracks of the ride, and Saturday night Awards Banquet with prizes and gifts donated by our sponsors. Passengers ride for free. Additional dinners are available for passengers and non-riding guests at $28.00 each. Extra t-shirts are available at $20.00 each.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

1983 250 Enduro Shootout. The shoot was from Indian Dunes and we’re jumping into the Santa Clarita river and yours truly is piloting the KTM. And that’s Jimmy Holley on the Honda XR.

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