Are you ready for something a little different? OCCRA is joining forces with the Texas Offroad Nationals (TORN) to put on our own Red River Rivalry! The race will be held at Red River Motorcycle Trails, which is neutral ground for both clubs as neither have previously held a race there. If you've never been to RRMT (Muenster), you have truly been missing out as this track as a little bit of EVERYTHING! You may remember that the Last Man Standing was held here a few years ago - while we will not be riding the toughest stuff, this gives you an idea of how diverse the riding area can be.
FRIDAY ARRIVALS: Gates open at noon and close at midnight!
What: OCCRA Round 4 race will be a battle at the Red River, as we are doing a combined race with TORN (Texas Off Road Nationals.
When: April 21 - 22. We are blending our classes into TORN's race schedule, so It is VERY IMPORTANT that you check the schedule below as your Quad or Bike class may be running on Saturday or Sunday, and at a different time than you are used to.
Where: Bulcher, TX (Home of the Last Man Standing Races) I'll let Lauren post the directions.. Gate opens around 3pm on Friday. Fees are paid at the gate.
Fees: OCCRA members will pay the normal OCCRA fee for their OCCRA race class signup. There will be a $5 gate fee for everyone entering the gate. There will be NO $5 practice fee. TORN will be collecting all the monies, and they only accept CASH. NO checks, and NO credit cards. If someone needs to signup for an OCCRA membership, hunt down one of the OCCRA officers, and we will have you fill out the form, and the OCCRA officer will collect the membership fee.
Race Numbers: TORN will be providing a micro-transponder (looks like a big band-aid), and temporary colored backgrounds, and numbers to OCCRA racers at no additional cost.
1) Race length is longer than TORN's normal races, and little shorter than our normal races. 1 hour 20 minutes for the big bike/quad races.
2) LIVE engine starts! TORN cuts a groove in the dirt for the starting line. You will roll up to it, and put your front wheel in it for the start.
3) Bikes & Quads will race on separate tracks, but will start on alternating lines.. You may have a Quad class in front of you that will get the flag, and go into the 1st corner turning left on to their track. You roll up to the groove starting line on your bike, and you go into a first corner turning RIGHT onto the bike track. Rinse & repeat for all the classes (Bikes & Quads) that are in that particular race.
4) Your race may be on Saturday, or it may be on Sunday, CHECK THE SCHEDULE!!!!
5)There is practice time available but it is limited! See the schedule!
Take your helmet to registration so that a TORN official can make sure your transponder is mounted correctly.
ATV/UTV track is marked with white ribbon,
Big Bike track is marked with red ribbon, and the
Pee wee/mini (your 85 A,B,C) is marked in Blue.
This was truly a race to remember. We broke with the usual format and OCCRA classes were spread over a two day period. All classes participated in a live engine start. The bike track wove its way through sand, rocks, ravines, up and down hills and through some high speed field sections. With the races spread out, OCCRA members had a chance to watch many different races.
About the Location:
Red River Motorcycle Trails offer hundreds of acres of sandy and loamy trails near the banks of the Red River. You can literally find some of every type of terrain out there at RRMT, including creek crossings, rocks, sand, DEEP sand, woods, single track, mud bogs and some of the gnarliest terrain you can find this side of the Erzberg Enduro (OK, we'll leave that stuff out of the race). RRMT can be as hard or easy as you want to make it and offers an excellently maintained parking and camping area. RRMT is open daily for members and non-members and offers extended amenities to its members (showers, hook ups, etc.)
Be sure to look at the round information page for this race as it will be a joint venture with Texas Offroad Nationals.
[borrowed from official website]
Red River Motorcycle Trails, Inc.
15393 North FM 373
North 33° 48' 40.129"
West -97° 27' 35.464"
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – 90 Miles
Wichita Falls, Texas – 70 Miles
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 165 Miles
Austin, Texas – 285 Miles
Coming from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
RRMT, Inc. is about an hour and a half north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Coming from this area, you will want to go north on I-35 to Gainesville. When you get to Gainesville, you will exit Highway 82 and go west towards Wichita Falls. You will go about thirteen miles through the towns of Lindsay and Muenster. Upon arriving in Muenster, you will turn right onto Main Street at the only stop light on Highway 82 in Muenster. You will then head north about one mile when you will come to the end of the road, keep left. You are now on FM Road 373 and traveling west. Follow this road for approximately fourteen miles to Bulcher. Considering the population of Bulcher is six, the only thing that people will see on their way to RRMT, Inc. will be the wide open country side, Turtle Hill Golf Course, and an old dilapidated school building from the early 1900’s. Once you pass the school, the local road turns into a new paved state highway. If you look to the right, you will see the Red Bull Barn (made famous from Red Bull Last Man Standing). From the barn, it is about two more miles to the gate. Red River Motorcycle Trails, Inc. will be located on the right.
Coming from Wichita Falls, Texas
RRMT, Inc. is about an hour & fifteen minutes east of the Wichita Falls area. Travel east from Wichita Falls on Highway 82 until you reach Saint Jo. Then turn northeast on FM Road 2382 (at the Saint Jo Dairy Queen) for approximately ten miles. After coming to a fork in the road (and seeing the Red Bull Barn off to your left), turn left here onto FM Road 373 and stay on this new paved state highway for approximately two miles and then you will see the park entrance on your right.
SHORTCUT - Are you coming from the Wichita Falls area & interested in taking a shortcut to shave time off your drive to the park? If so, these directions are for you. Rather than go all the way to Saint Jo on Highway 82…From the Wichita Falls area, travel east on Highway 82 until you reach Nocona instead. (Nocona is approximately 12 miles further west than Saint Jo.) In Nocona, turn left at the first light in town onto Clay Street and go until you come to FM Road 1956 which you should turn right onto. Stay on FM Road 1956 for fourteen miles until you arrive in Capps Corner. In Capps Corner, turn left onto FM Road 677. Go three miles on FM Road 677 until you come to the intersection of FM Road 677 and FM Road 373. Turn right onto FM Road 373 and travel for approximately two miles. You will see the park entrance on your left.
Coming from Lawton, Oklahoma
Take Highway 7 East to Duncan. In Duncan, take Highway 81 South to Ryan. In Ryan, take Highway 32 East to 89/32 Spur. Turn right to follow 89 South. You will take 89 South to the T Intersection. Then turn left to follow FM Road 677 South. Take FM Road 677 South to the FM Road 677/373 Y Intersection. Follow FM Road 373 to the left. Park entrance will be approximately two miles on your left.
Coming from Northern Oklahoma
Tired of driving all the way down I-35 to Gainesville, Texas and then turning back west on Highway 82? Try this new route…saves time and is more scenic. When you get to Marietta, Oklahoma, take Highway 32 West to Courtney, Oklahoma. Then take Highway 89 across Taovayas Indian Bridge (that goes across the Red River). Once across the bridge, get on FM Road 677 and go East. Then when FM Road 677 intersects with FM Road 373, get on FM Road 373 and go East. Follow FM Road 373 for approximately two miles. The park will be on your left.