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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Video provided by the talented team at Ajax Motorsports in Oklahoma City! Well we just closed out round 3 with a fantastic weekend at Terbush Ranch! The Wild West Shootout saw a lot of great battles as riders enjoyed Woodward soil with good moisture. Ron Rader, Randy Rader, Vic Terbush, Russell Doughty, Mary Doughty, the […]
You’ve seen some of these links already, but I compiled them into one post for your convenience. For being such a muddy weekend, y’all hauled in a lot of photos! Thank you very very much to Dylan Pilgrim, Kristi Salek, Stacie Ann Wyatt and Emily Cohlmia for some great memories! And, thank you to Cody […]
Thanks to the generosity of our round sponsors, we have been able to increase the pro payout for 1st and 2nd place in AA bike and AA quad. 1st place was increased by $50 to $260 and second place by $25 to $100. 100% Pro payout is guaranteed for 1st-3rd.
Check out the payout schedule at http://www.occra.com/pro-payout/.
The opening round of GNCC Racing is this weekend at Big Buck in Union, SC. OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association is going to be well represented by four young racers. Tucker Grooms (#412) will be racing the 85 Senior race at 8:00 a.m., Nolan Birks (#438) will be racing the School Boy class at 10:00 a.m., Dillon Trail (#415) in the 65 7-9 class, and Kristian Brooks (#404) will be finishing it up in the 1:00 PM race in the Open B class. You can get live text alerts on these racers by texting ‘sub’ and the rider’s number to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also check out the action live on http://www.racertv.com. Best of luck to these young racers as they take on #xcracing on the big stage! #occra
We’re very excited to announce that OCCRA has been included in the Honda Red Rider contingency program for 6 events in the 2017 season. The program pages are still being updated, so check back to see which rounds (6 out of 12) are the ones that will qualify. The link below has all of the details, including which classes are eligible and the requirements. If you ride red, or are thinking of a new ride, be sure to take a look at the Hondas. Those new RX models look pretty sweet! Let’s give a big thanks to Kristopher Erik Hoopes for reaching out to Honda and submitting our series for consideration. Don’t forget that we have several great Honda dealers in the area that are big supporters of OCCRA! #honda #ridered #occra #xcracing
We would like to give a quick shout out to all of our awesome 2017 race title sponsors. These wonderful businesses have made contributions to help us present race awards to you. Please check them out at their websites below to see the products and services they offer. We’ll be highlighting each one more as the season progresses, but we would like to say thank you for your support!
Round 1 – Sprinkler Works Llc (http://sprinklerworks.publishpath.com/)
Round 2 – Brown Oil Tool
Round 3 – Mike’s Dirt Bike Suspension (http://www.mikes-dirt-bike.com/)
Round 4 – Ram Jack of Oklahoma & Arkansas (https://www.ramjack.com/ada/)
Round 5 – Oklahoma Honda- Suzuki (http://www.okhonda-suzuki.com/)
Round 6 – ROKK Construction (http://www.rokkcon.com/)
Round 7 – BluewaterOKC (http://bluewaterokc.com/)
Round 8 – Brown Oil Tool
Round 9 – 3S TEAM, LLC (http://3s-team.com/)
Round 10 – Ajax Motorsports (http://www.ajaxmotorsports.com/)
Round 11 – Ram Jack of Oklahoma & Arkansas (https://www.ramjack.com/ada/)
Round 12 – Innovative Comfort Solutions (http://icsheatair.webs.com/)
We also can’t forget our series sponsors and contingency partners Fly Racing, Western Power Sports, Rocky Mountain ATVMC and Husqvarna Motorcycles USA. There’s still time to get signed up for the contingency programs – get the details at http://www.occra.com/2017-contingency/.
First, scoring would like us to relay that if you did not receive a response to your number reservation, it may be because your number selection(s) were already reserved or you did not choose the correct number for your class. Please review this article for the links to see what numbers match your desired class and which numbers are already taken. If you are unsure of what to pick, please contact email@example.com. And, please send THREE choices for your number. Putting the same number three times doesn’t help if that number is already taken by somebody else.
Now on to minis…the scoring team and mini directors analyzed last year’s mini riders compiled a list of class assignments for minis and noted riders who have “aged out” of a division. Some of you have already registered, but the majority have not. The riders were analyzed similar to how the adults were analyzed, so a few were placed “backwards” in a division. A rider does not have to move back, though, and can elect to stay in the class up. Please review the list below:
***UPDATE – BOTH COUPONS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED***
Gene Thomas, director of the FCA Oklahoma program, has informed me that two $100 gift certificates are available to use for the 2017 FCA camp. He would like to offer them to someone that plans to attend the camp this year. If you haven’t heard about the FCA MX/Offroad camp, it’s held at Fry Lake over the summer and brings together awesome training from skilled riders with fellowship.
We are very excited to announce that OCCRA has been chosen to be included in the 2017 Husqvarna contingency program! If you ride one of those awesome Husky machines or are considering a new ride for 2017, you will definitely want to check out Husqvarna as they have put together some amazing 2 and 4 strokes designed exactly for our style of racing.
Calling all big kids with little bikes! Did you know that OCCRA will be adding four pit bike classes to the Saturday Short Course bike race this spring? That’s right, you can now take that mini dirt bike back away from your kid and ride it yourself! Just kidding, of course, we don’t want you snatching your young racer’s race machine, but we do have a place for you to bring your own mini moto for some offroad racing action! Minimum age is 16 to race these classes – these classes are for the big kids!
The pit bike classes will consist of:
- Outlaw – The craziest of the crazy! This class is for the highly modded bikes with a maximum 14″ front/12″ rear wheel.
- Mad Dog – We’re talking air cooled, slightly larger wheels allowed (max 19″ front/16″ rear) and a few normal bike mods.
- 12 inch – This is the larger-wheel option for the stock bikes. Think KLX/DRZ/CRF/TTR 110/90 with no mods.
- 10 inch – If you really like being close to the ground, here’s the class for you. This class is designed around CRF/Z50, DRZ50, TTR50, and alike bikes with no modification.
So what are you waiting for? Drag those mini bikes out and sign up on Saturday for 30 minutes of good clean fun. We’re running this as a 3-round trial series so we’re looking for riders to make sure it “takes” for the whole season. Get all of the finer details on the classes page.
Did you know that we will be hosting a two-race mini series for evening bike teams, quad teams and UTVs? Races will be held after practice on Saturday at HOTT and Lone Tree Ranch. UTVs will run first with the team races held afterward. The team races may run into the night, so headlights are recommended! Check out the page below for the details. If you’re interested in participating (particularly UTV racers), please fill out the form on the details page so we can judge what classes we will need.
Ok guys and gals, we’ve decided to add a little extra fun and challenge to the 2017 race season. For the 2017 season, we’re holding a race team challenge where you assemble a team of ace riders and then try to finish the best you can throughout the season. At the end of the season, the race teams that end up with the highest points totals will be awarded with special awards and prizes! There is a cost to enter the challenge and it’s totally for fun (well and the rewards and spoils of winning as a team)! Your team can have be all kids, all adults, a mix of kids and adults, quads, bikes, a mix of quads and bikes…well you get the idea! Visit the page linked below for all little details and to sign your team up.
So who has the right strategy to put together a winning race team?
Hello race fans! We have two early sign-up events scheduled in Oklahoma City and Tulsa! Ajax Motorsports and Honda of Tulsa have generously allowed us to invade their retail space to get an early start on the 2017 season. At early sign-up, you can turn in your membership, pick a number, and ask all the questions you would like. If you have some friends or family that are interested in racing, send them our way and we’ll answer all their questions!
Number reservation for the 2017 season is now open! Get your number locked in now. Don’t forget that numbers are held until you either 1) join as a member at an early sign-up or through the mail, or 2) by racing the first race. After the first race, numbers are release back to the wild!! Visit the membership page, to download the form and review the ways to join up. We have an exciting season in store and look forward to seeing you all at round 1 at Williams Ranch in Skiatook!
A few articles to help you out…
See OCCRA classes and requirements at http://www.occra.com/classes. There are several new classes including pit bike classes and youth short course quad and, of course, there were changes to A, B and X as outlined in the articles above. In case you didn’t hear…A, B and X races are now 1 hour and 45 minutes in length.
Finally, check the membership lists from 2016 and 2017 by clicking here and submit THREE unique number choices. We will make every effort to approve your first choice!
This post will outline some of the notable changes for the 2017 season.
Race Length Increased to 1 Hour and 45 Minutes
The A, B and X races have been increased in length from 90 minutes to 105 minutes (1 hour and 45 minutes). This was a compromised solution to the request that the A race be extended to 2 hours. By extending each of these races by 15 minutes, we are effectively allowing our last lines to be able to race closer to 1.5 hours. Currently, it is often the case that later rows in A, B and X only race 1 hour and 20 minutes or so. For informational purposes, the timing of the white flag is determined by taking the time of the leader’s first lap and subtracting it from the race length. The checkered flag is thrown at exactly 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The 2017 Fly/WPS contingency form is now online in the “Series Info” menu. This is a great program, that for many riders, will almost pay for your gear for the next race season. Go to the link below and download the form…it has all the information you need about the program and we highly encourage you to read it all the way through so you know what gear to buy and how to submit the form. Also, don’t forget that if you make any changes throughout the year (like class, etc.), then you need to update Fly so that your Fly Bucks aren’t affected!
Hello quad racers. As you all know, we did a speed evaluation of the bike long course classes and placed riders according to their speed. Quinton, Drew, and Cole went through the same process for our long course ATV racers. In this reorganization, the age-based classes were removed to distribute riders between open classes. The reasoning behind this change is that the number of riders that compete in the quad division simply does not support the number of classes in that division. However, the officers reserved the 400-499X range of numbers to leave the potential to re-introduce additional classes should the need arise the future for additional open classes or even reintroduction of age based classes. So the long and short of it is, please bring your friends and let’s build the ATV racer numbers! In the short term, the classes are designed to meet the same goals as the bike reorganization to increase competition. If you haven’t read that article yet, please at least read the first part of it so that you know how we approached the realignment and what our reasoning and goals were.