Shane Watts is raffling off a spot on row 48 in the sold out Sandlapper National Enduro and the proceeds will go to support Nathan Woods’ family! Check out the info from the latest newsletter below…

G’day Everyone,

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 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!

Here’s also a link to a poem written for Nathan’s wife by another offroad enthusiast. This poem also applies to all loved ones that watch from the other side of the fence.
The Racer’s Wife by Brandy Baron