Get Started Racing With OCCRA
If you are a new racer to the OCCRA series, this page will help you get ready for your first race.
Find a Class and Number
OCCRA offers numerous classes to suit all range of ages and skill levels. In general, motorcycle riders are broken into two groups, A and B. Most riders that are new to racing will select a class in the B group. Common entry level classes are Beginner (men) or Women's Beginner. A variety of mini classes are available, as is a women's short course.
Quad riders race in one group. Like the bikes, each class will start on a separate line. Once again, a mini class and women's short course is also available.
It is generally recommended to select the lowest class that you think you may qualify for. You are allowed to advance in class at a later time (within the first three races) and transfer points if you find that you are at a higher level than your classmates or you may be "bumped" if the OCCRA scoring officials determine that you are in the wrong group for your skill level.
Now that you've chosen a class, you should choose an open number. If you would like to reserve an open number prior to the first race weekend, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org on the forum.
For questions about which class would be best for you, send an email to email@example.com or visit the forum.
Read the Rules
It is extremely important that each rider reads and understands the competition rules. The rules explain everything from the meaning of arrows and flags to rules regarding moving to new classes.
Join as a OCCRA Member
Each rider must be a member of OCCRA in order to race. Memberships are $30 for a single rider or $50 for a family of riders.
You may send in your membership form and fee payment ahead of time. Click here to download the form.
You may also join OCCRA on race weekend. Be sure to arrive early to get your membership and registration completed in time for your race.
Prepare Yourself and Your Bike
Read the rule book to determine rider and equipment requirements and ensure that you meet specifications. If you reserved a number ahead of time, put your numbers on your bike. You can use pre-printed numberplates, stick-on numbers, or even tape a piece of paper with your number printed on it to your numberplates. Numbers must be clearly visible for scoring. Once again, read the rule book for requirements.
OCCRA offers scheduled practice periods for all riders. This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the track. Check the race flyer on www.occra.com for detailed practice times. If you are a bike rider, you can also register before Saturday practice, which will save you some hassle on Sunday.
Sign up to Race
Here are the fees associated with racing OCCRA. All fees can be paid on race day. For motorcycles, membership and fees can also be paid on Saturday.
OCCRA Annual Membership:
(Required to race)
- Single: $30.00
- Family*: $50.00
*Family members must reside under the same roof.
- Scoring Fee (paid once per rider): $15 - Includes up to 3 free transponders per year.
- Quad: $35.00
- Pro Quad: $55.00
- Bike: $35.00
- Pro Bike: $55.00
- Trail Rider Class: $20.00
- Mini Classes and Short Course: $20.00
- Late Entry Fee: $5.00
That's it...you're ready to race!