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
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
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
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:
- Go online, login, and click the “RM cash” at the top of the RM website and it will give you your balance.
- IF you see a $0 balance or you think you are missing some credits you will have to call Rocky Mountain.
- 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.
- IF you have credits that are not showing online, you will have to place an order over the phone to get those credits.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.
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.
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.
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!!
Damon O’neil- XC3 to XC2
Ron King- XC3 to XC2
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
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
Brody Helm- B to A
Kade Wood- B to A
Xander Cochran- C to B
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Schedule changes – OCCRA Members and Racers, After a long day of discussions with land owners and officers, we are making a location change. Round 1 and Round 2 locations are going to switch. Fry Lake has taken on too much water from the winter precipitation and the recent rains. So, here is the schedule for the first 2 rounds.
I will be posting updated flyers this evening, as well as some additional information for Round 1 at Terbush Ranch. Be on the lookout!!
Check out the link below to view the list of rules that were proposed and considered at the meeting. Each rule indicates whether it was passed and if it contained any modifications.
Here’s a summary:
- A & B Races are returned to 1.5 hours
- Pit bike classes have been reduced to two – an air cooled class and a liquid cooled class
- Team quad was split into an A/B
- Open Womens Short Course (Saturday race) was split into an A/B
- 50+ Expert class added to A Division with further class changes being considered (complete class list to be published soon)
- AA classes will now receive jackets if standard OCCRA award requirements are met
- Action cam footage submitted as proof of violation must be submitted uncut
- When possible, the Saturday Short Course Quad race (WSC + Youth) will be run on a shortened version of the long course track.
See a more detailed account of the rule proposals by clicking the link below:
Join the OCCRA officers at one of the upcoming early membership sign-up events to join as a member, pick your class and number and ask any questions that you might have. You can also take advantage of the great selection of parts and accessories to get ready for the upcoming season. Don’t forget that both of these awesome dealers are Fly Racing dealers, so they can get you setup with gear so you can participate in the Fly Contingency program (click for details).
Opportunity #1: AJAX MOTORSPORTS
- Date: February 3rd, 2018
- Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Opportunity #2: HONDA OF TULSA
- Date: February 10th, 2018
- Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
OCCRA members, the time has come to announce the 2018 season schedule. The officers have been working hard to lock in race locations, and have put together a solid schedule. As of now, we have 1 charity race back at MPH in Guthrie, and we will race BFR as a co-sanctioned race with Arkansas XC racing (AXC).
As you can see, we have 1 race that is TBD. As soon as that location is finalized, we will send out an update and proceed with making race posters. Without further adieu, here is your 2018 schedule.
Round 1 – 3/10-13/1 – Fry Lake – Seminole
Round 2 – 3/24-3/25 – Terbush Ranch – Woodward
Round 3 – 4/7-4/8 – Pleasant Valley Farms – Sand Springs
Round 4 – 4/21-4/22 – Pettijohns Off-Road Park – Rush Springs
Round 5 – 5/5-5/6 – Baldwin Ranch – Indiahoma
Round 6 – 5/19-5/20 – Discoveryland – Sand Springs
Round 7 – 6/2-6/3 – Williams Ranch – Skiatook
Round 8 – 8/25-8/26 – To be determined
Round 9 – 9/8-9/9 – Big Fox Run – Poteau – Co-Sanctioned with AXC
Round 10 – 9/22-9/23 – Gruber
Round 11 – 10/6-10/7 – Henryetta
Round 12 – 10/20-10/21 – Sundog – Lexington
The Stillwater 500 needs the help of the riding community. Let’s all band together to help save this riding area!
The Stillwater 500 Riding Area is presently scheduled for closure as of January 31, 2018 at which time prorated refunds for annual permits will be made. The City of Stillwater notified the Stillwater Trail Riders this week that they do not plan to renew the Lease Agreement. We are all sick and much effort is being made to find a way to keep the Park.
If the Stillwater 500 has impacted your life in a positive way and you want to provide comments and personal examples/testimonies in hopes of helping to influence a re-assessment of the decision, please email them to: email@example.com. We are approaching this situation with integrity and legal assistance, so please keep comments appropriately positive.
Thank you so much! These comments will become a part of the supporting documents to be shared with the City of Stillwater as efforts are made to regain the use of the Stillwater 500 Riding Area.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR SUPPORT MESSAGES TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone. It appears that there was a miscommunication with our events center and our banquet reservation was made for January 13th. So please adjust your calendars and accept our most sincere apologies for the mix-up. Just to reiterate, the 2017 Season Awards Banquet and Member Meeting is on January 13th, 2018.
Wow, can you believe that another season is almost over? We’re within 5 days of kicking off the 2017 season finale at Sundog Trails! This race is sponsored by Innovative Comfort Solutions and that certainly seems like a timely placement because it looks like it’s going to be a chilly weekend! Time to check your heat pump and check your gear bag to make sure you pack the necessities for a chilly weekend! Sundog Trails will be providing a concession stand.
As for this weekend we have an awesome final round planned. A host of volunteers and current/future officers, led by David Brown, have been out at the track laying out the course and cutting in new trail. Amazingly, these courses don’t just materialize out of thin air and we are super appreciative of the wonderful folks that give up their off weekends to build our race tracks!
You can expect some wooded sections, some high speed beach and of, course, a bunch ‘o sand! The exact layout will be revealed this weekend after we see how much water soaks in and what the river level is at. Regardless, it should be fun! Note the Saturday schedule – it had to be tweaked a little to accommodate the decreasing light situation and a shared track.
Now after the races on Saturday, we hope you stick around for some trick or treating for the kids and a walk through the spooky mini track. The spooky forest is spearheaded by Amy and Bobby McIntire! We also encourage everyone that is interested to dress up or decorate your camp site.
The OCCRA scoring folks are also going to be handing out goodie bags to our awesome youth racers at registration AND Trackside Supply is going to be providing holeshot awards for the kiddos. Sounds like the kids are really in for a good haul this weekend!
We can’t wait to see everyone for one last round in the 2017 season. This is a great spectator track, so bring your family and friends to watch you race or – even better – bring some buddies out to take advantage of the discounted fall membership. Please share this with your friends and we’ll see you this weekend! #occra #xcracing #sundogtrails
What a FANTASTIC weekend for a race! The weather was perfect and it was certainly nice to have a little moisture in the soil. A big thanks goes out to Dave Campbell and his Fry Lake crew that put together two separate tracks and invited us to their awesome property to have an event. We would also like to thank Ajax Motorsports for not only sponsoring this event, but also for putting on the fun bike games Saturday evening. We really appreciate your support!
Round 10 was also officer election time. Since no positions ran contested, there was no election held. I will announce the new officers in a separate post, but I can definitely say that we appreciate the fine folks that have stepped forward and look forward to building a great series for 2018!
Next stop is OCCRA 2017 Rd 11 Discoveryland XC near Sand Springs, OK, generously sponsored by Ram Jack of Oklahoma & Arkansas! I have to say that I think this is a pretty cool spot. The camping area is awesome…nice and flat with a bunch of space. Terrain is relatively flat but very wooded…I think it’s pretty similar to Skiatook if you’re looking for a comparison. We also have a cookout planned for this event – OCCRA and Lampton Welding Supply in conjunction with Schwab Meat Co will be providing the burgers and dogs and condiments. We just ask that you bring a side or dessert to share and a drink for yourself. $10 Fall membership will also continue, so bring your friends.
Anyway, have a great couple of weeks and we’ll see you in Sand Springs!
CAMP XC is a premiere, unique opportunity for riders/racers of all levels and ages!
Wanna ride smoother? Wanna go faster? Wanna get those lap times down? Then you don’t wanna miss this chance!
Come ride & train with some awesome guys and have a blast while doin it!
$325.00 — Camper tuition includes:
- FREE primitive camping all weekend (bring your rv, trailer, tent, etc…)
- Camp t-shirt & water bottle
- Welcome dinner Friday evening
- “Ultimate Dodgeball” Friday night
- All day training Saturday
- “Extreme Iron Man” obstacle race
- Full XC RACE: (1) entry fee on Sunday
The Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Board of Directors are seeking members to join a focus group to help discover areas of success and areas for improvement. We would like to seek input from members well in advance of the 2018 season so that we can factor in your feedback and desires as we build a 2018 championship series.
Once you have signed up for the list, you will receive a series of surveys, covering a range of topics. Questions will range from feedback on recent events, to opinions on organizational issues, to ideas for 2018. Participants will have ample opportunity to offer feedback and propose solutions.
Unfortunately, we have had to make yet another location change for the 2017 season. Round 11 will now be held at a member owned property of approximately 300 acres just west of Lawton. It offers wooded areas, desert-like mesquite, gradual elevation change and a huge canyon for us to play in. You don’t have to worry about rocks and the soil is a nice, black loam. The parking area is about 17 acres and is nice and flat. Although we were definitely looking forward to the Seminole location and regret having to change, at the same time, as they say, where one door closes another one opens. We now get to explore a new location with a lot of potential and hopefully a good run on our circuit! We are very appreciative of the landowner and to the round sponsor – Ram Jack of Oklahoma & Arkansas for helping us present this round!
You can get directions and other information as we add it on the event page: http://www.occra.com/events/2017rd11/
We hope that everyone had a nice long weekend and also hope that everyone took the time to remember those that fell defending the freedom that we all enjoy. Now thanks to the long weekend, we have fewer days to wait until OCCRA 2017 Rd 7 Lone Tree Benefit Race. We had a huge crew […]
Good morning guys and gals. Round 7 is coming up and we need to tackle an issue – displaying your numbers. We’re going to start with quads and it’s really pretty simple. We need you all to have your numbers displayed from the front AND rear of your quad. So basically, you need to obtain […]
We are excited to announce that Round 8 will be held at a new location (to us) – Big Fox Run near Poteau, OK. This location is a lush, wooded property of over 400 acres and the property owner has already offered for our members to stay an extra day and ride recreationally after the race. Very cool. Thank you Big Fox Run for welcoming us to your property this fall!
Check out their Facebook page:
It turned out to be a beautiful weekend to try out a new location in Weatherford. As most of you know, this was a very last minute change in venue and we most sincerely thank Wilson’s DirtPark for welcoming us to their property on such short notice. This was definitely another track for the throttle […]
Teamwork makes the dream work! With just one weekend to prep a new track, our options were pretty much to drop the round or get to work and make it happen. This awesome team of officers and members said we want to race!! So it to Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park they went to scout, layout, trim […]
We regret to have to say that we are having to switch the location for Round 6. The Arbuckle Offroad Park has been sold and will no longer be a riding area. This news came suddenly, but fortunately we were able to find a location to move the race to that officers will be able to add a track to very quickly. The new location for Round 6 will be Wilson’s Dirt Park in Weatherford, OK. Thank you to the owners of this new location for being flexible and accommodating us at a short notice. Stay tuned for more information about the track features and thank you for your patience.