Mark “Frog” Woods is ready to race in the nostalgia bike class at the Warwick Dragway.
Mark “Frog” Woods is ready to race in the nostalgia bike class at the Warwick Dragway. Gerard Walsh

At home on strip

MAKING an 1100km round trip to drag race at Warwick Dragway is all in a weekend of sport for North Dorrigo rider Mark "Frog" Woods.

Despite the distance from his home halfway between Armidale and Coffs Harbour to the Darling Downs, Woods calls Warwick Dragway his home track.

There are drag strips closer on old airstrips.

"The old airstrip tracks are a bit bumpy," he said.

He has won five successive championships in the modified bike class at Warwick on his 2006 Harley Davidson V Rod Destroyer so on the basis of performance, has another reason to dub the strip his home track.

Woods travelled to Warwick at the weekend for the JP Racing Eighth Mile Series meeting and yesterday's nostalgia meeting.

He drove his 1976 Harley Davidson shovel head bike for the first time in three years yesterday in nostalgia and was close to his dial in of seven seconds.

The meeting on Saturday was cancelled at 8am due to rain but the club rescheduled all events yesterday and had 60 in the Eighth Miler Series and 40 in the nostalgia classes.



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