OCCRA News

Fall Schedule Updates

The fall half of the season is approaching and we are looking forward to heading out to a new location on the circuit – Big Fox Run in Cameron, OK. I’ll have a lot more info about this location in the next couple of days, but in the meantime I have some more schedule information to share.
 
So some of you may have already heard, but Lafferty Motorsports has shut the gate and will no longer be a riding area. So yet again, we are faced with another change. The positive side of the situation is that we now get to go to a new location on the circuit – Discoveryland OK. Discoveryland is actually a public riding area, so not only will we be able to try a new place, we will also be able to contribute new trails to their trail system for everyone to enjoy.
 
Due to time constraints of adding new trail, we have worked with the landowners to swap the locations for round 9 and 11. So we will now be going to Baldwin Ranch for Round 9 (this track was built over the summer, so is ready to go) and will head to Discoveryland for Round 11. We are very excited about both of these new locations as they hold a lot of potential for being perennial visits on the circuit and are very appreciative of these property owners for inviting us to their land to hold our races!
 
Now I want to close this by saying that while it has been a bummer of a season in terms of reschedules, the real loss is in the public riding areas that we are no longer able to visit on non-race weekends. I think this really highlights the importance of patronizing these public riding areas on off weekends and spreading the word to other riders. That’s how we keep these places open and profitable.
 
I summed up the revised fall schedule into the attached graphic. Please share this info with your friends so that they are up-to-date. Thanks to all of our riders and officers for being so flexible this season and we’ll see you in just a few short weeks for OCCRA 2017 Rd 8 Big Fox Run XC!

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

Location Change for Round 11

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/

Attention Quads: We Need Rear Facing Numbers!

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 […]

Round 8 Location Announced: Big Fox Run in Eastern OK

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:

https://www.facebook.com/bigfoxrun/

Wilson’s Dirt Park XC Recap

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 […]

Info About Round 6 at Wilson’s Dirt Park

While we were all enjoying a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend, our awesome Track Directors were out toiling away at Wilson’s DirtPark preparing the location for our upcoming race.
Wilson’s Dirt Park will offer a layout that will appeal to riders that liked Rush Springs and is very similar all almost all regards. It’s a fast track, totaling 5 miles for the long course. You’ll start with 1 mile of very mild MX, then a mile of open woods and ravine trails, then another mile of the MX and then 2 miles of flowing grass track. The grass track sections are mowed, so it will be very easy to follow the trail. The grass track sections utilize terraces for jumps and fun banked turns. Like Rush Springs, we are looking for our racers to respect the layout and race the track we put out there for you. Due to the shorter length of the track, we will once again use 30 second starts.
Now to the parking situation. We have a very nice parking area available at Wilson’s. The parking area is flat and the landowner mowed the whole area for us. Thank you!
This is another good spectator location as a good majority of the track is visible from the camping area, so you’ll be able to keep tabs on those exciting battles. We need race fans to be very aware of track crossings and at this location we do not want a lot of vehicles crossing the track.
I know you’re also all glued to the news channels as they talk about this week’s stormy forecast. We’re keeping an eye on it as well, but as far as the location goes, it can handle a good amount of rain and a decent rain would probably make for epic soil conditions.
Now for the thank yous – let’s give a pat on the back to David Brown, Quinton Cranford, Jason LaHood, Garret Young, Russell Doughty and the landowner of Wilson’s. Like I said before, these folks spent their weekend laying out, marking and preparing the track instead of just kicking back and enjoying the beautiful weather. Thanks again, guys. Your hard work means the world to all of us racers!
Now trudge through the week and we’ll see you all in Weatherford for Round 6!

Rush Springs Prep in Yucky Weather

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 […]

Change of Venue for Round 6

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.

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