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2018 Schedule Dates

The 2018 schedule dates have been picked out.  We can now begin filling them in with locations.  So here’s your dates – mark ’em down!

Round 1 – March 10-11
Round 2 – March 24-25
Round 3 – April 7-8
Round 4 – April 21-22
Round 5 – May 5-6
Round 6 – May 19-20
Round 7 – June 2-3
Summer Break
Round 8 – August 25-26
Round 9 – September 8-9
Round 10 – September 22-23
Round 11 – October 6-7
Round 12 – October 20-21

Online Membership Now Available for Individual Memberships

Hey guys! Super cool announcement! Read all the way to the bottom!! We have been working hard and have tested and tested, and now we have an online signup option for SINGLE memberships. This is only for SINGLE memberships at the moment. We are still working to make it available for family memberships but we aren’t there yet. So here’s what you do.

  1. Click the link below or go to the getting started page on the OCCRA website.
  2. There are 3 pages to fill out: membership, payment, waiver. You must do all 3.
  3. When you have completed all 3 you’ll be sent to a page that says congrats!
  4. You will get 3 Confirmation emails. Yep, you guessed it! 1 for membership, 1 for payment, and 1 for waiver. If you don’t get one of the emails we will probably be contacting you.
  5. Be patient, do NOT click the payment button more than once. If you do then I get a bonus! It will charge you twice, or how ever big of a bonus you want to give me. (Coleman)
  6. You will have a copy of all of your documents in digital format and so will we!
  7. Double-check all of your information because this will be whats on your year end awards and the email we submit to Rocky Mountain for race gas cards.

Here is the link! Have a blessed day and get ready for rd 1 at Fry Lake!

https://www.occra.com/how-to-get-started/

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Early Registration Opportunity at Honda of Tulsa

Come and save 15% on parts and accessories at Honda of Tulsa (4926 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114) when you sign up for your 2019 OCCRA membership! Early membership registration at Honda of Tulsa will be on February 16th from 11-3. Bring your Fly bucks for special discounts!

2018 Rules Meeting Recap

Below are the rule submissions that were considered at this year’s annual meeting along with outcomes and explanations.

  1. Via GoPro Footage or occra official eyewitness If caught cutting Track automatic DQ for that race if caught again automatic DQ from the series Cut and dry no gray areas no excuses

    Culled and member not present.  DQ is OCCRA’s harshest penalty and is generally reserved for extreme circumstances.  A DQ not only counts as a zero, but also cannot serve as a drop.  Officers will continue to try to improve track layout to reduce opportunities for intentional cutting and address with penalties.

  2. Pro payout 200% OR make the pro entry the same as all other classes. Paying extra is not fair when the payout is capped at $210 and you only leave with $150 and having to race at such a higher level. Also if the payout is better more pros will come which is good for spectators and kids to watch and learn and it raises the skills of the whole club by learning new speeds

    Member Not Present.

  3. 2019 Rule Proposal Change for Pro Payout

    For the 2019 season I propose that OCCRA increases the Pro Payout. Right now, the series has the pay capped at $210. I don’t think there should be a cap at all, more racers should mean better Payout. Racing against more people should be rewarded. If OCCRA wants to attract more Pros, which would ultimately bring more racers across the board, they need to raise their Payout. The lack of pay is hurting the Pro turnout. I think an increase in the pay chart would attract riders from outside of our current series circle. Attracting riders from outside of the OCCRA series should be a priority to the series. Getting more riders will lead to
    better and faster competition which will raise the level of riding of all individuals racing. Just from my personal experience racing the OCCRA Series, I have often missed Occra races and traveled out of state because other series in the surrounding states where having a bigger payout. When they host these Bigger Payout races they attract racers from several states. As a racer, I would love to be able to race the Occra series and know that I am racing the best riders in the Midwest Region. OCCRA is simply missing out on riders and not providing us racers with better competition. If OCCRA chooses not to make a significant change to Pro Payout, I for see the quad numbers will continue to drop. Make some changes, reward your Pro riders, and Lets get the Occra Series numbers of riders up.

    Solution Ideas

    * Remove the $210 Cap on Pro Payout, with the increase in riders
    * Change payback policy to 40% of class gets payback up to 5th place
    * Increase minimum payback for 1st place to $310-400
    * Have a One to Two Big Race Events a year with $500-1000 payouts

    Submitter agreed after discussion to accept the proposal by Cole (listed next), as it met most of the suggestions.

  4. I propose the following change to the pro payout. I’ve been wanting to change this for years. I see now there is interest in changing it from pro riders. I would like to offer my 2 cents. The following would include:
    1. Make pros able to earn higher payouts based on attendance with basically no cap to payout amount.
    2. OCCRA would be able to invest less money.
    3. Payout structure is more fair and rewarding.
    4. My layout has 9 payout levels, the current chart has 8, so not much room will be added to the rulebook.

    This will need to be made into a chart style if passed.

    1 rider 1st $210
    2 riders 1st $285
    3-4 riders 1st $285 2nd $60
    5-6 riders 1st $285 2nd $100
    7-9 riders 1st $350 2nd $150 3rd $60
    10-14 riders 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $100
    15-19 riders 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $100
    20-24 riders 1st $600 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100
    25+ 1st $900 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100

    PASSED.  Officers will also seek opportunities for periodic larger purses via sponsorship.

  5. Colored backgrounds or numbers for the different classes so it’s easier for younger ones to identify those not in their class.

    Member not present.

  6. Why does the 85 class go before the 65 classes the 85 tears up the course alot more the the 65’s

    Member not present.  However this operational change may be considered by the officers.  The current order is designed to allow the 85 racers more break before the long course races.**

  7. Add 30+A, 40+ Intermediate Proposals

    Culled.  Adding additional classes without known riders to fill them would thin existing classes and jeopardize competition and contingencies.  However, officers will consider adding new classes if need is demonstrated during the season.

  8. Add 65cc Girls Class

    Not present.

  9. In the spirit of competition, I propose to change the age classes of womens short course quad to an A and B class. The purpose of the reorganization a few years ago was so that when you line up, you dont automatically know who is going to win. There are different levels of riders in both 30+ and womens SC and both have quick riders and slower riders. I would like to see these be speed based classes rather than age to foster competition and put rider levels in the same speed category. We all ride the same time and the same track anyway, so age shouldn’t matter so much as how fast you are.

    Passed

  10. I propose that OCCRA add a temp $10 membership for the entire year. (this could be discounted after the break or for any co-sanctions or special events). This membership will act as our current temp memberships do:
    1. It would be active on a per weekend basis.
    2. It would allow for any weekend awards and results, but no series points.
    3. It would allow riders to try OCCRA for a slightly cheaper cost. (maybe getting a couple more riders.)
    4. It could help keep 1 or 2 time racers out of year end points calculations.

      Withdrawn

  11. If a rider enters a class after the summer break, they will be eligible for the individual race award (1st, 2nd etc), but will not be awarded series points and/or overall points, unless approved by a 100% vote of the current race officers.

    Withdrawn

  12. To be added to team quad race rules: both members of the team must work the same weekend for year end points. This was an issue and there were teams where both members did not work. One member was allowed to work for the team, and I do not think this is fair to the other teams who both members worked.

    Withdrawn

  13. I propose combining Quad Team A and B.

    Passed.  If numbers return and justify, class can be re-split.

  14. Quad Team Class Requirements
    In the spirit of creating the team class it was intended that it be a team event. I want to add the rule that both racers must attempt a lap but this will further regulate a “fun” class. In the instance Team A only has 1 quad and rider 1 breaks down before rider 2 gets to attempt a lap TEAM A would be DQ’ed which is not my intention. I only ask that wording be added to something of this effect. “The team race is to be considered a team event in all aspect of rules on the class.” I would want it implied TEAM A would work as a team and race as a team and not as individuals. This class has enough rules and I don’t want to add one but the spirit of the class should remain as a team.

    Passed

  15. I propose all age based classes be off of the racers age as of Jan 1st of that year. This matches the minis and short course rules. This also will prevent the temptation of someone moving classes mid season which causes more work for scoring, and a problem if it is missed.

    Passed

  16. 2 hour (A)race or 50 miles. (+ 2 other similar ones)

    Culled.  Race time has been changed back and forth in each of the last two years.  Changes to A/B race times could be considered, but has hurdles due to current setup of promotions, class transfers and software limitations.

  17. I propose to change the rules for the O-YAA awards. The way they are calculated is outdated and most schools do not use these standards any more. I propose to change them to: A=4 pts., B= 3 pts., C = 2pts., D = 1 pt., For schools that grade on S/U….S+= 4 pt., S=3 pt., S-= 2 pt., U= 0 pt. For classes that are Pass-Fail, Pass = pt., Fail = 0 pts. For schools that grade on Standards based grading, 2 state-licensed educators that are Club members, appointed by the race officers of that respective year, will make any point-decisions for those grade cards. All grade cards and-or transcripts should be submitted to the Vice President by November 1st for year end award eligibility.

    Passed with removal of “that are club members”

  18. I propose the membership price change from $30 single/$50 family to $25 for every member. This change would cause quite a few changes.
    1. Single members would get a discount.
    2. While 2 member family’s price would not change, this would increase the membership cost for any family with 3 or more members.
    3. This would allow for online membership signup.
    4. This would allow for accurate cost tracking of membership money.
    5. This would begin the process to get to the ability to have online race registration.

      Failed

Number Reservations Now Open

Hello OCCRA Racers!!! The 2019 season is fast approaching, and we are pleased to announce that number reservations are now open. With that said, there are 2 things that are very important…

1. If you raced last season and are staying in the same class, please do not reserve a number. You already have your current number reserved.
2. Please wait to order your graphics until you receive an email confirming your number reservation.

Visit the following link to reserve your number. Thanks.

https://www.moto-tally.com/occra/SeriesRegistration.aspx

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Banquet Information for Tomorrow

Racers and fans!!! Get ready for an awesome evening of awards and prizes celebrating the 2018 OCCRA season! The banquet is on as scheduled. Please dress warm and drive safe.
Also note. Early signups are postponed due to an online signup feature coming in the near future. We will be having number reservations ONLY, from 4-5. No helmet needed and no money since your ONLY requesting a number. Don’t forget the rules meeting starts at 1pm tomorrow and the submission form closes at 5pm tonight! The doors open at about 530 with the banquet dinner starting around 545.
 — feeling excited at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center.

More info: https://www.occra.com/events/2018banquet/

B Race Start Rush Springs

2019 Race Schedule

Racers and fans, here is the 2019 schedule with venues. We are excited to have some new tracks this year, as well as some regular venues.

2018 Awards Banquet
1/19 — Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center; Shawnee, OK

3/2-3/3 — Fry Lake; Seminole, OK
3/16-3/17 — Hinton; Hinton, OK
3/30-3/31 — Gruber; Braggs, OK
4/13-4/14 — Pettijohn’s; Rush Springs, OK
4/27-4/28 — Baldwin Ranch; Indiahoma, OK
5/18-5/19 — William’s Ranch; Skiatook, OK
6/1-6/2 — Pleasant Valley Farms; Sand Springs, OK
6/22-6/23 — TBD
6/29-6/30 — Rain Date
— Summer Break —
8/24-8/25 — Stroud Lake; Stroud, OK
9/7-9/8 — Big Fox Run; Cameron, OK
**Co-sanctioned race with AXC
9/21-9/22 — Discoveryland; Sand Springs, OK
10/5-10/6 — Sundog Trails; Lexington, OK
10/19-10/20 — Rain Date

We expect to have Round 8 finalized prior to the Awards Banquet, and I will update this post once it is finalized.

Thank you to all the racers, fans, and families for a great 2018 season, and we are looking forward to even greater things in 2019.

Class Structure and Promotions Survey

This survey has been created to obtain a general idea of the sentiments of current and prospective riders in terms of class structure and rider movement between classes.  This form is about the big operational picture –  if you have ideas that you feel would improve the series, please use the long answer fields to offer those ideas.  This form is NOT a rule proposal and specific entries will not be presented at the member meeting, but data trends from the form may be used to craft proposals for presentation at the member meeting.  We also have the rule proposal form that you can use to submit a specific idea for consideration at the member meeting – visit this page to submit a rule proposal.

Submitted Rule Proposals for the 2019 Season

This page will be updated as rules are submitted. Note that this is not an automated process, so your proposal may not appear instantly. Thank you!


Submitter: Clint R.

Why does the 85 class go before the 65 classes the 85 tears up the course alot more the the 65’s


Submitter: Aaron W.

Via GoPro Footage or occra official eyewitness If caught cutting Track automatic DQ for that race if caught again automatic DQ from the series Cut and dry no gray areas no excuses


Submitter: Tanner M.

Pro payout 200% OR make the pro entry the same as all other classes. Paying extra is not fair when the payout is capped at $210 and you only leave with $150 and having to race at such a higher level. Also if the payout is better more pros will come which is good for spectators and kids to watch and learn and it raises the skills of the whole club by learning new speeds


Submitter: Rebecca B.

Colored backgrounds or numbers for the different classes so it’s easier for younger ones to identify those not in their class.


Submitter: Matt M.

Add a +30 A class, you can start on the Masters line like every other series


Submitter: Brad W.

2 hour (A)race or 50 miles.


Submitter: John M.

Go back to the 1hr 45 min race format. This seemed to be a good amount of time for the big bike races.


Submitter: Donn C.

Need a 40+ intermediate class like other organizations have.


Submitter: Donn C.

I agree with John M. Big bike races should 1:45 in length.


Submitter: Doug B.

Consider a longer race time for big bikes 1:45 or 2:00


Submitter: Emily C.

In the spirit of competition, I propose to change the age classes of womens short course quad to an A and B class. The purpose of the reorganization a few years ago was so that when you line up, you dont automatically know who is going to win. There are different levels of riders in both 30+ and womens SC and both have quick riders and slower riders. I would like to see these be speed based classes rather than age to foster competition and put rider levels in the same speed category. We all ride the same time and the same track anyway, so age shouldn’t matter so much as how fast you are.


Submitter: Emily C.

I propose to change the rules for the O-YAA awards. The way they are calculated is outdated and most schools do not use these standards any more. I propose to change them to: A=4 pts., B= 3 pts., C = 2pts., D = 1 pt., For schools that grade on S/U….S+= 4 pt., S=3 pt., S-= 2 pt., U= 0 pt. For classes that are Pass-Fail, Pass = pt., Fail = 0 pts. For schools that grade on Standards based grading, 2 state-licensed educators that are Club members, appointed by the race officers of that respective year, will make any point-decisions for those grade cards. All grade cards and-or transcripts should be submitted to the Vice President by November 1st for year end award eligibility.


Submitter: Emily C.

To be added to team quad race rules: both members of the team must work the same weekend for year end points. This was an issue and there were teams where both members did not work. One member was allowed to work for the team, and I do not think this is fair to the other teams who both members worked.


Submitter: Daniel W.

Create a 65 girls class. Had a good turn out these last few years and the girls expressed interest in this. Also would allow them to compete similar to the ladies class.


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose the membership price change from $30 single/$50 family to $25 for every member. This change would cause quite a few changes.

  1. Single members would get a discount.
  2. While 2 member family’s price would not change, this would increase the membership cost for any family with 3 or more members.
  3. This would allow for online membership signup.
  4. This would allow for accurate cost tracking of membership money.
  5. This would begin the process to get to the ability to have online race registration.

Submitter: Cole W.

I propose that OCCRA add a temp $10 membership for the entire year. (this could be discounted after the break or for any co-sanctions or special events). This membership will act as our current temp memberships do:

  1. It would be active on a per weekend basis.
  2. It would allow for any weekend awards and results, but no series points.
  3. It would allow riders to try OCCRA for a slightly cheaper cost. (maybe getting a couple more riders.)
  4. It could help keep 1 or 2 time racers out of year end points calculations.

Submitter: David B.

If a rider enters a class after the summer break, they will be eligible for the individual race award (1st, 2nd etc), but will not be awarded series points and/or overall points, unless approved by a 100% vote of the current race officers.


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose all age based classes be off of the racers age as of Jan 1st of that year. This matches the minis and short course rules. This also will prevent the temptation of someone moving classes mid season which causes more work for scoring, and a problem if it is missed.


Submitter: Dillon Y.

2019 Rule Proposal Change for Pro Payout

For the 2019 season I propose that OCCRA increases the Pro Payout. Right now, the series has the pay capped at $210. I don’t think there should be a cap at all, more racers should mean better Payout. Racing against more people should be rewarded. If OCCRA wants to attract more Pros, which would ultimately bring more racers across the board, they need to raise their Payout. The lack of pay is hurting the Pro turnout. I think an increase in the pay chart would attract riders from outside of our current series circle. Attracting riders from outside of the OCCRA series should be a priority to the series. Getting more riders will lead to
better and faster competition which will raise the level of riding of all individuals racing. Just from my personal experience racing the OCCRA Series, I have often missed Occra races and traveled out of state because other series in the surrounding states where having a bigger payout. When they host these Bigger Payout races they attract racers from several states. As a racer, I would love to be able to race the Occra series and know that I am racing the best riders in the Midwest Region. OCCRA is simply missing out on riders and not providing us racers with better competition. If OCCRA chooses not to make a significant change to Pro Payout, I for see the quad numbers will continue to drop. Make some changes, reward your Pro riders, and Lets get the Occra Series numbers of riders up.

Solution Ideas

* Remove the $210 Cap on Pro Payout, with the increase in riders
* Change payback policy to 40% of class gets payback up to 5th place
* Increase minimum payback for 1st place to $310-400
* Have a One to Two Big Race Events a year with $500-1000 payouts


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose the following change to the pro payout. I’ve been wanting to change this for years. I see now there is interest in changing it from pro riders. I would like to offer my 2 cents. The following would include:
1. Make pros able to earn higher payouts based on attendance with basically no cap to payout amount.
2. OCCRA would be able to invest less money.
3. Payout structure is more fair and rewarding.
4. My layout has 9 payout levels, the current chart has 8, so not much room will be added to the rulebook.

This will need to be made into a chart style if passed.

1 rider 1st $210
2 riders 1st $285
3-4 riders 1st $285 2nd $60
5-6 riders 1st $285 2nd $100
7-9 riders 1st $350 2nd $150 3rd $60
10-14 riders 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $100
15-19 riders 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $100
20-24 riders 1st $600 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100
25+ 1st $900 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose combining Quad Team A and B.


Submitter: Cole W.

Quad Team Class Requirements
In the spirit of creating the team class it was intended that it be a team event. I want to add the rule that both racers must attempt a lap but this will further regulate a “fun” class. In the instance Team A only has 1 quad and rider 1 breaks down before rider 2 gets to attempt a lap TEAM A would be DQ’ed which is not my intention. I only ask that wording be added to something of this effect. “The team race is to be considered a team event in all aspect of rules on the class.” I would want it implied TEAM A would work as a team and race as a team and not as individuals. This class has enough rules and I don’t want to add one but the spirit of the class should remain as a team.

Please Welcome the 2019 OCCRA Officer Corps

Please welcome the wonderful crew of individuals that will be presenting the 2019 race season!  These guys and gals are the ones that put in the work to help us all have 12 events of competition, camping and good ‘ol OCCRA family.  One official position remains – Track Director – so if you are interested in seeking this position, please talk to Cole Williams (or send an e-mail to this site).  Also, OCCRA is definitely a series that welcomes help outside of official positions from the membership, so if you would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to one of our awesome 2019 officers.  Thank you, also, to the outgoing 2018 officers – your time and commitment to the series is definitely appreciated!

President: Cole Williams
Vice President: Mary Doughty
Race Director: Benny Darnell
Mini Director: Russell Doughty
Scoring Director: Emily Cohlmia
Work Director: Wesley Darnell
Marketing Director: J.R. Selke
Equipment Manager: Nick Cohlmia
Sponsorship/Contingency Coordinator: Sarah Casillas
Emily Cohlmia: Special Events/Banquet Coordinator

HOTT Racing in Henryetta for Round 11

Racers, Round 11 at Henryetta is 1 week away. We would like to thank the sponsor for this round, Seth Wadley Auto Connection for providing all the awards.

This round, we will have Mona’s Rose of Sharon on site to provide concession, so be sure to show them our support. They have been a regular food vendor for us the past few seasons, and we sure appreciate them.

We are pleased to announce that we will be having a Potluck this round on Saturday evening at 6:30pm. Thanks to Schwab Meats and Lampton Welding Supply for providing hot dogs and buns. We will also be grilling up hamburgers, and will provide buns and condiments. We ask that each family bring a side or dessert, and provide your own beverages and chairs.

We do have 1 critical things we have to discuss with more emphasis then ever. We need everyone’s help all weekend to keep trash cleaned up. This property MUST be spotless when we leave, so if you see any trash on the ground throughout the weekend, please pick it up and throw it in a trash can. I can’t express how critical this is at the event, so please help us with that.

Just a general reminder, gates open at 3pm on Friday afternoon. Do not arrive earlier please. Also, be sure that everyone under the age of 18 wears a helmet at all times on ALL motorized vehicles, driver or passenger. NO exceptions.

The season end is near, so lets finish out these last few rounds strong. Thanks to all you members and racers for a great season thus far. See you all in 1 week.

Get directions on the round page – CLICK HERE!

2019 Race Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

OCCRA would like to announce the schedule dates for the 2019 race season.  The officers are currently working to attach venues to those dates and you can expect a full schedule with locations later in the year.  This year isn’t quite over, but we’re already excited for the 2019 season.  We hope you can make plans to #raceoccra in 2019!

2018 Season Banquet 1/19/19
Rd 1 – 3/2/19 – 3/3/19
Rd 2 – 3/16/19 – 3/17/19
Rd 3 – 3/30/19 – 3/31/19
Rd 4 – 4/13/19 – 4/14/19
Rd 5 – 4/27/19 – 4/28/19
Rd 6 – 5/18/19 – 5/19/19
Rd 7 – 6/1/19 – 6/2/19
Rd 8 – 6/15/19 – 6/16/19
Raindate – 6/23/19
Raindate – 6/30/19
Summer break
Rd 9 – 8/24/19 – 8/25/19
Rd 10 – 9/7/19 – 9/8/19
Rd 11 – 9/21/19 – 9/22/19
Rd – 12 – 10/5/19 – 10/6/19
Raindate – 10/20/19

Ready to Rock and Roll at Round 10

OCCRA is excited to return to one of our state’s awesome public riding areas for Round 10 September 22nd and 23rd – Gruber ORV Park! Located in Green Country near Muskogee, this park provides a diverse terrain for track building. Also, the Gruber Trust has expanded their parking area to allow more room for camping, so we are looking forward to that. We would like to thank Bluewater Divers for sponsoring this round.

We would like to remind everyone that the $5 temporary fall membership is going on, so if you’re new to OCCRA and want to give racing a shot, this is a good opportunity to run 1 round for very little cost.

Big Black’s BBQ will be out food vendor this round, so be sure to show you support.

Saturday evening will be a Turkey Egg Hunt for the younger racers. This will take place on the short course track, and this event is free to participate.

We will also have our Bible Study at the scoring trailer at 7:00pm Saturday evening. We invite anyone and everyone to attend.

As always, be sure to visit the website for any additional information, driving directions, and GPS coordinates, and keep an eye on Facebook for any additional information.

See you all at Round 10!!!!

http://www.occra.com/events/2018-rd10/

OCCRA/AXC Class Placement

AXC racers, please reference this table to see the class that you will be entering at the Battle of the Border.  You will compete against one another for race day awards, but the results will be separated for season points in both series.  For season points, you will only be scored against racers in your own class/series.

AXC RACERS: LOOK UP YOUR CLASS AND RACE TIME – CLICK HERE

Classes that do not have joint racers are omitted from this list.  You can see the full OCCRA class list here and the full AXC class list here.

OCCRA CLASS | AXC CLASS

Mini Quad Race (Saturday Race #1)

  • Mini Quad X | ATV Mini Intermediate (90-150cc)
  • Mini Quad B | ATV Mini Novice (<90cc)

Short Course Quad (Saturday Race #2)

  • Youth Short Course Quad | ATV Mini Pro (Open)

X Long Course Quad (Saturday Race #3)

  • AA Quad | ATV AXC 1 (Pro)
  • Expert Quad | ATV AXC 2 (A-Open)
  • Intermediate Quad | ATV B-Open and ATV B-Vet (35+)
  • Amateur Quad | ATV C-Open and ATV C-Vet (35+)
  • Sportsman Quad | Novice (First Year Racer) and ATV Jr. Pro
  • Womens Quad | ATV Women

Saturday Bike Short Course (Saturday Race #4)

  • No combined classes

Mini 50 Race (Sunday Race #1)

  • Mini 50A | M/C Mini Int. and M/C Mini Pro
  • Mini 50B | M/C Mini Nov

Mini 85 Race (Sunday Race #2)

  • Mini 85A | M/C Jr. Int.
  • Mini 85B | M/C Jr. Nov.
  • Mini 85W | M/C Jr. Women

Mini 65 Race (Sunday Race #3)

  • No combined classes

A Race (Sunday Race #4)

  • AA Bike | M/X AXC1 (Pro)
  • XC1 Bike | M/C AXC 2 (A-Op)
  • Intermediate Bike | M/C B-Open
  • 30+ Intermediate | M/C B-Vet (35+)
  • 50+ Intermediate | M/C Masters (50+)

B Race (Sunday Race #5)

  • 30+ Amateur Bike | M/C C-Vet (35+)
  • Sportsman Bike | M/C C-Open
  • Youth Bike | M/C Jr. Pro
  • Womens Amateur Bike | M/C Women
  • Open C Bike | M/C Novice (1st Year Racer)

Join the OCCRA vs AXC Battle of the Border at Round 9!

Racers, Round 9 at Big Fox Run is right around the corner, September 8th and 9th. This is our first Battle of the Border, as this is a joint race with AXC Racing and OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association. We are excited for this round, and are looking forward to some new activities, some great racing, and most importantly, building of friendships within our racing community.

We would like to thank our sponsors this round, Brown Oil Tools and ServiceMaster Restore. We have stepped it up a little this round for the awards, compliments to these 2 great sponsors. We would also like to thank AXC Racing for getting the award for the Battle of the Border, which will be presented to the winning state. More details to come.

This round, Mona’s Rose of Sharon will be on site for our concession needs, so be sure to pay them a visit. We appreciate them always being willing to come to a race and provide food and beverages. Please show them our continued support.

Saturday evening, we have a special event. Emily J. Cohlmia has setup a Powerwheels Downhill Challenge. For all the details on this, look for the post specifically on this on either OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Facebook pages, as well as AXC Racing Racing Facebook page.

This is only our second year to race at Big Fox Run, and last year was a real treat. We would like to thank the land owners for once again inviting us out to their property. If this will be your first race here, you are in for a real treat. The land is beautiful, and the track was great last year. Thank you guys again for inviting us back to race.

Local Hotel Event Rate

Racers, Thanks to Russell Doughty, we once again have a host hotel for Round 9 at Big Fox Run. See the details below.

Holiday Inn Express
201 Hillview Pkwy
Poteau, OK 74953
(918) 649-0123
$89 ROOM RATE
Tell them YOU’RE with OCCRA

Power Wheels Challenge

See the post below for the special event info…

Power Wheels Downhill Challenge at Big Fox Run

As always, be sure to visit the round event page below for additional information, travelling directions, GPS coordinates, and other information. As always, be sure to call before you haul if there are any weather concerns!!! 405-390-5227

www.occra.com/events/2018-rd09

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2019 Officer Nominees

Below is a list of individuals that have nominated themselves for 2019 officer positions.  Nominations are listed in the order they were received.  We thank each and every one of you!


Name: Nick Cohlmia

Position: Equipment Manager

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I am currently the equipment manager and I would like to continue to help OCCRA by taking on this position for a second year I enjoy the position and helping in any way I can.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Position: Special Events & Banquet Coordinator

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I had a lot of fun this year with this position. I love working with the kids and seeing them come together to have fun on Sat. evening and I really want to see this happen again next year. I’m currently working on the banquet for end of the 2018 season, so we will see how that goes, but I am very detail-oriented and want to see the banquet go off without a hitch.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Position: Scoring Director

Goals/Why I Want to Run: Two words….math teacher. Numbers are my life.


Name: Cole Williams

Position: President

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I got in some good training this year. I plan on continuing to make the club better in any way I can. I want to.


Name: Russell Doughty

Position: Mini Director

Goals/Why I Want to Run: It’s plain and simple I have the experience to continue a great OCCRA MINI PROGRAM..


Name: Mary Doughty

Position: Vice President

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I have a lot of experience in different areas of the club. I enjoy being around the racers!!


Name: Sarah Casillas

Position: Sponsorship & Contingency Coordinator

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I would like to run for sponsorship coordinator again. I enjoyed being able to help the club by providing sponsors for each round. It is very eye opening to see what it takes to make each round possible and without our sponsors the awards and give aways would not be possible.


Name: Wesley Darnell

Position: Work Director

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I like giving back to an amazing club that is truly one of a kind!!


Name: Benny Darnell

Position: Race Director

Goals/Why I Want to Run: OCCRA is life!! I like taking part in an amazing organization.


Name: J.R. Selke

Position: Marketing Director

Goals/Why I Want to Run: I am currently in this role, and have enjoyed it this season. I enjoy serving the members of OCCRA at any capacity, and enjoy working with a great team of officers. Also, my daughter has done the majority of the work with handing out awards and taking award pictures, and she has loved every second of it and getting to know so many members. So I am also doing this for her so she can be involved with being a leader in OCCRA, as the youth like here are the future of this club.

Power Wheels Downhill Challenge at Big Fox Run

Get your old, broken down Power Wheels ready for a downhill race at Big Fox Run! Challenge the Arkansas folks to see who has the fastest gravity driven Power Wheels!

That’s right, racers!! We are less then 2 weeks away from Round 9 at Big Fox Run, which will be a Battle of the Border event with AXC Racing. This round we will have an always fun and entertaining Power Wheels Downhill Challenge.Thanks to our new officer Emily J. Cohlmiafor her passion for creating fun events to build the bond of our members this year. Without further ado, here are the details from Emily.

Rules:
1. Have Fun
2. Must wear a DOT approved helmet, eye protection, and boots.
3. First one to the bottom wins.
4. You can have 1 pusher at a time.
5. The pusher cannot cross the start line.
6. You cannot affect another racer on purpose.
7. Races will be heads up, single elimination, with the winner advancing.

Vehicle Regulations:
1. Must have plastic wheels.
2. Must have been previously electric (12/24 volt)
3. Stock electric motors are optional.
4. Must have stock suspension.
5. You can take anything off.
6. You can add a board or pillow or something to sit on.
7. Must have stock body and frame.
8. Each racer must take all of their machines and/or parts of machines home.
9. All Vehicles must pass tech inspection.

Get out the paint, graphics, etc. because we will be judging a Best-In-Show Power Wheels. Add pics of your race-ready Power Wheels in the comments.

Look for directions and signs to the downhill race location once you are on BFR’S property. Best-In-Show contest will begin at 6:30 PM with the race directly afterwards. It will be bracket style racing.

You must have an OCCRA or temporary weekend membership to participate. Ages 16-18 may participate with written parental permission and a parent present. Otherwise, ages 18+ can participate. No entry fee!!!

https://youtu.be/R7yCCcVJE54

Be on the lookout for the race flier later this week.

Check and/or Update Your Rider Info

Racers, As many of you know, the officers have been busy working with Rocky Mountain on the Race Gas program, and getting everyone credited for completed races. In addition to getting this lined out, we have made a video to walk everyone through the process of checking your email address in Mototally. Please watch the video carefully, and then go check your Mototally info and be sure it matches your Rocky Mountain info.

As of now, we will leave this available until next Wednesday, at which point we will lock it down to prep for next weekends race. It will then be evaluated whether to open this back up or not.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Update Info: http://www.moto-tally.com/occra/SeriesRegistration.aspx

Info About 2018 RMATV Race Gas Program

The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas program has changed quite a bit since last year.  We have received a lot of questions.  The information contained in this email was also passed out at the scoring trailer and will continue to be available there in the future.  Please read below and pass this information on to anyone you think might not be getting the message.

Rocky Mountain ATV MC is an amazing sponsor that gives OCCRA riders a $10.00 credit online to each racer that competes in an OCCRA event. Be sure and thank them every chance you get. There will be no more Rocky Mountain ATV/MC cards mailed out. Everything is now online so you can get your credit faster and you won’t have to type in the entire card number to use them!

OCCRA results are submitted to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC after each race and then Rocky Mountain ATV/MC applies the credit to your Rocky Mountain account. You can check your balance at any time by going online to www.Rockymountainatvmc.com or by calling 801-465-3140.

All you have to do to get the credit for each race is to make sure the email address that you put on your OCCRA membership form matches the email address on the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account you want the credit to go to. For instance if you have children, and you have the only Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account in the family, you would want all of your kid’s membership forms to have the email address that matches your Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account.

Steps to check your balance:

  1. Go online, login, and click the “RM cash” at the top of the RM website and it will give you your balance.
  2. IF you see a $0 balance or you think you are missing some credits you will have to call Rocky Mountain.
  3. When you call RM be sure to give them your name and email address that you gave OCCRA. They can then look to see if you have credits anywhere else.
  4. IF you have credits that are not showing online, you will have to place an order over the phone to get those credits.Notes:

Notes:

  • OCCRA results are sent after each race (we have about 2 weeks). Once results are submitted there are no later submissions or corrections allowed.
  • There is no longer a Race Gas credit for membership
  • 1 credit per rider per event, not per entry (same as before)
  • Credits expire after 45 days from the time they are applied to the account (not from the race date)
  • All credits go to your Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account.  There are no more cards.  You HAVE to have an e-mail address.
  • These same rules will apply to any race series that participates in the program.

Be sure you check often and call often. The credit will only last for 45 days and then it will expire. RM says that they will email you before your credits expire, but I wouldn’t chance missing an email.

Remember that this is an AWESOME benefit provided BY Rocky Mountain ATV/MC to riding series around the nation with no strings attached.  When you call them regarding credits, please be courteous, patient and give them your thanks.

Thank you,
OCCRA Officers

Round 5 Updates

Round 5 at in Indiahoma is this weekend. We would liek to thank David Brown and Brown Oil Tools for their support this round. Be sure to thank David when you see him at the track.

The track is similar to last year, but with some new sections. The long course is 7 miles long with 2 creek crossings, and will be a fast track. Womens short course is 3.7 miles long, and also have 2 creek crossings and a few high speed sections. At this time, I do not have mini track details. Thanks to Russell Doughty, David Brown, Shane Apple, Tim Glandon, Batman and his crew marking and getting it ready to race this weekend!

With the warmer weather we have been having, be sure to drink plenty of water this week and stay hydrated. Also, be sure to stay weather aware this week as we have expected severe weather leading up to this weekend.

Look closely at the schedule, as we have adjust race times a little as well as practice times.

Diamond C Cross Custom Smoked Meats will be on site with delicious food all weekend. And be sure to visit Trackside Supply for any parts or repairs you need at the race.

We will be having a few special events on Saturday evening. Look for a post in the next day or so with details. Also, be sure to attend the Bible Study at the scoring trailer on Saturday evening at 7pm.

Reminder that gates open at 3pm on Friday, and we ask that racers wait until that time or after to arrive so that the officers have time to get ready, gate attendants to arrive, and details like gate flyers make it on-site.

Thank you all and we will see you this weekend at Baldwin Ranch.

Second Round of 2018 Promotions

Racers, We are pleased to announce the new round of promotions. I would like to congratulate everyone on their accomplishments racing and the pursuit to get faster. The officers have spent hours upon hours evaluating times, as we always do when evaluating times and classes. So, without further adieu, here is the list by group. You will be able to get numbers printed this weekend for the race. Congratulations to each racer!!

A BIKES
Damon O’neil- XC3 to XC2
Ron King- XC3 to XC2

B BIKES
Evan McMahan- Sportsman to Novice
Charlie Johnson- AMA30+ to Novice
Ryan Smith- AMA30+ to Novice
Kerrie Swartz- AMA30+ to Novice
Breckin Lewis- OpenC to Sportsman
Lathan Gabreal- OpenC to Sportsman
Calen Rowe- OpenC to Sportsman

50’s
Addison Lewis- C to A
Grant McGee- B to A
Nash Wright- B to A
Gunner Hall- C to B
Max Holub- C to B
Tristan Mitchell- C to A
Cason Wolf- B to A

65’s
Brody Helm- B to A
Kade Wood- B to A
Xander Cochran- C to B

85’s
Ross Standingwater- B to A
Bo McIntire- B to A
Lathan Gabreal- B to A
Austin Walker- B to A
Grady Downing- C to B
Cadence Lewis- C to B
Lewton Reed- C to B

Open Womens SC Bike-Saturday Race
Maggie Waldon- B to A
Connie Hamilton- B to A
Trista Thurmond- B to A
Lindsay Gardner- B to A

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Round 4 Update

Round 4 Update!!! As of now the race is on as scheduled. We have been monitoring the forecast, but all agree from past experience that Pettijohn’s land can take on quite a bit of moisture and still be good to race. It will be wet, and cold. Be sure to pack warm clothes, rain gear, mud boots, and maybe scuba gear just to be safe!! 😂😂 We will see you all soon. Gates open at 3 p.m. Please be courteous of that and please do not show up early. Thank you.

Also, please do not camp along the tree line along the creek. The track will run along the north side of creek. If you are unsure of this location, please find an officer and confirm before you set up camp.

Urgent – Round 3 Postponed

We regret to inform that we are having to postpone this round until the rain date June 9th and 10th. Postponing was already borderline with the forecasted cold temperatures, but with the rain they received today it has made the parking area impassible. We already have a few officers who attempted to get in and are currently stuck.

We apologize for the late notice, but we do not want to destroy the land owner property, and do not want to see people having damaged RV’s and toy haulers from getting stuck.

Please share this post, and call your friends and families to let them know. Again, sorry for the late notice. We were hopeful conditions would be better then they are.

3 Days to Fry Lake 2018!

Racers, we are 3 days away from Round 2 at Fry Lake in Seminole. We would like to thank the fine people at Ajax Motorsports for sponsoring this round, and their continued support to our series. Check them out for all your offroad and onroad bike needs.

The weather is looking good this weekend, with temps at or near 80 all weekend. Lows should hover around mid to upper 50’s, but there is a moderate chance of some rain on Sunday. Be sure to stay hydrated, as we have not had warmer temps for racing in a while.

As mentioned by the medics last round, with the warmer temps we will start seeing snakes. If you see any snakes at Fry Lake, please leave them alone and do not mess with them.

Reminder of construction on I-40 east of OKC. Las time I was out there, it was 2 lanes with walls on both sides on the line. Be careful going through there with your RV’s and toy haulers.

Hopefully everyone has removed those pesky sandburrs and stickers from Woodward. If you haven’t, please do so before coming to Fry Lake. Cole Williams has posted a video on the pages with a good method for removing them from tires. Be sure to check it out.

Bible study will take place on Saturday evening. We invite you all to attend, and thanks to the members that lead this each round.

Just as a reminder, we have some rules to keep in mind this weekend. Anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times on a motorized offroad vehicle. No exceptions. Also, there is no pit riding allowed. Please keep your young riders off their bikes and quads except for race time, and to and from the starting area for their race. This will be strictly enforced. Also, as of 4:45pm on 3/19, Seminole county and all surrounding counties are not under a burn ban, but please use extreme caution with any open flames. Do not leave them unattended.

Last but not least, be sure to attend the Dirt Bike Limbo on Saturday evening at 6:15, following bike practice. This event is being sponsored by E.J. Images, so thanks to Emily J. Cohlmia for getting this event in place.

Gates open at 3pm on Friday, so we will see everyone out there after that time. Visit the link below for directions, GPS coordinates, and other info for this round.
http://www.occra.com/events/2018-rd02/

Race Gas Program Updates

Attention riders!

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has revamped and upgraded their Race Gas program for the 2018 season.  For the most part, the program is the same.  RMATVMC is still giving you that awesome $10 credit per round but now, instead of being delivered by mail, it will now be electronically credited to your Rocky Mountain account.  So you will now be able to get to your Race Gas even quicker.  They are even going to send out notification of Race Gas added to your account and reminders to use your Race Gas credit before it expires.  With that being said, it is all tied to your email address now, so it is important that your correct e-mail address is on file with OCCRA.

  • Make sure your email address is legibly written on your membership form.
  • The e-mail you give us should match the e-mail you use for your RMATV account.
  • If you don’t yet have a RMATV account, you can create one from the credit notification e-mail that you will get from RMATV.

These are exciting new changes from Rocky Mountain that will make it faster and easier for you to get and use your Race Gas.  Be sure to thank RMATVMC for this awesome service to the riding community in your post race write-ups!

So the big takeaway from this post – OCCRA MUST HAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE TO GET RACE GAS!

OCCRA Remembers Former President Mack Spurlock

OCCRA is saddened to hear that former OCCRA President Mack “Mack Daddy” Spurlock has passed. Mack was OCCRA President for several years in the late ’90s and early ’00s and was a strong advocate for the riding community. We would like to extend prayers and best wishes to the Spurlock family from the OCCRA family.

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