We start out the 2017 season with our 8th visit to Skiatook in Green Country. Skiatook has a nice mix of elevation change, creek crossings, some high speed sections, and some rocks. Round 1 is sponsored by Sprinkler Works of Oklahoma City. This business is member-owned by Travis Grooms and he has been a big supporter of OCCRA for several years now. Thank you very much for your support! Their contribution has allowed us to purchase plaques and increase the pro payout for bikes and quads!
The low water crossing into the riding area is now paved and smooth. There are ample parking spots at Skiatook and all camping is primitive. There are no hookups, so fuel up the generator and fill your water tank before you arrive. The south side of the parking area (on the right just after you cross the bridge) is reserved for tent camping and daily guests – NO GENERATORS allowed in this section.
Camp fires will be allowed unless there is a burn ban. Remember to cover up your fire pits and don’t leave trash in them!
Concession will be provided by Big Black’s BBQ and Cowboy Kettle Corn. Trackside Supply will also be on site for your parts and service needs.
The track has been laid out, bannered and arrowed. Cole let us know that the track will be faster, a little shorter and has been smoothed out a little bit by bypassing some of the rockiest sections. The creek jump has been reworked with some heavy equipment and they have also fixed the small doubles in the woods near the creek and added a fun ski jump as a reward for taking a fast line! Fun stuff. Thanks to Ty Richardson, Cole Williams, Quinton Cranford, Clint Cranford, Brian Knepshield, David Brown, and Rick Buckendorf for working together to create this great opening round track for us!
Just a few other tidbits – the track has a lot of spectator opportunities near the parking area. You can easily get around on foot to creek crossings, the creek jump and other cool track elements. As usual, be very aware of the width of the track (as wide as 30 feet) and be careful when crossing, parking pit vehicles and standing and watching. We are also going to be vigilant from the git go on pit riding. Please remind your kiddos to park their bikes/quads when they are not racing, going to-from a race or going to-from practice. Outside of those times, kids are not to be riding. They are more than welcome to walk around, ride with an adult (the child must wear a helmet) or bring a bicycle for transport.