Fresh off the back of his best moto result of the season where he finished in fourth place in the opening moto at Hervey Bay just under two weeks ago, Woods is looking forward to returning to a track where he won the final round of the Victorian State MX Championships in convincing fashion just 3 weeks ago.
“I feel pretty good heading into this weekend, I am a hard pack rider and Horsham is a hard pack track, so it should suit me that way.” said Woods.
“I had a Victorian state title there a couple of weeks ago, It was muddy and I rode well there and it’s a track that I usually ride well at.” he added
Woods rode more than well, winning two of the four motos and finishing second in the other two moto’s in some of the muddiest conditions seen so far this year and with the chance of the same type of conditions this weekend, the experience in the mud at Horsham may prove to be very valuable.
“On any mud track you have to keep your bike working and keep it going through the mud, but at this track its different.” said the Suzuki mounted rider.
“It becomes hard to change gears and use your rear brake due to the amount of mud that builds up around the footpegs.
“That was one of the biggest problems I had at the state titles, if it ends up being the same, we have made a few changes to stop the mud from sticking in those areas so bad.” Woods explained.
While most of the field will be hoping that the weather gods play nice and the rain stays clear both heading into Sunday’s race and throughout the day, Woods is not fused either way on how the conditions turns out and even favours his chances a little more if things do get sloppy, especially with the home state support.
“It is probably the only race I have ever gone into hoping it rains, if it pours down with rain, I know exactly how to ride the track.” said the year old
“It is different to any other track when it is wet, especially when they rip it deep and it sounds like it has been ripped already, there should be some nice deep ruts, I am looking forward to it.” he continued.
“Its always a good round for me, there is not much travelling involved for myself and a lot of the boys will be there to cheer me on, so it should be fun.” Woods concluded.
Woods heads into round seven of the championship in 10th position in the MX2 class on 211 points