This 2020 edition of the OCCRA Competition Standards is comprised of selected portions of the OCCRA Club Member’s Handbook. It provides a quick ready-reference to the race rules and season information. Please see the complete OCCRA Handbook for more information.
—– OCCRA Board of Directors
Notable Changes for 2020:
- Mini 85 Race extended to 45 minutes
- Points/Times do not transfer from B to A long course
- Age will be determined as of the first race of the season
- Riders cannot transfer times/points when moving between unrelated classes (ex. 50 to 65).
- Long course quad race changed to 1.5 hours
2020 Competition Standards
Selected Chapters from the OCCRA Handbook
2020 OCCRA Officers
XI. DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY
From year to year, each set of officers may enact at their discretion, certain rules, decisions, schedules, plans, or procedures, as they deem fit to enact a quality race season. Such discretionary policies and routines are necessary for the efficient functioning of the race event, and typically cannot be anticipated ahead of time.
Therefore, be cognizant of the fact that not every situation, scenario, exception or exclusion can be addressed in this book. When in doubt, always check with a Race Officer.
VIII. BEGINNERS ORIENTATION
What is OCCRA?
OCCRA is a Club. We are dirt bike enthusiasts from the ages of 3 to 103. We ride all kinds of cycles, some with 2 wheels, some with 4 wheels, and some with training wheels. We have a place for every age level and skill level. Our Four-Wheeler division even includes a class for utility quads!
What it’s all about?
Competition, Comradery…. Good Friends, Good Times…Camping out, Hanging out… In OCCRA we have a motto that kind of says it all: “Friends, Family, Riding, and Racing!”
How are you organized?
OCCRA is a 501-C(7) Not for Profit organization. We have a Board of Directors (BOD) who establishes the operational authority of the club. Below the BOD, there are two specialized committees that
operate under the authority of the Board.
The Race Officers Committee (usually just called “the Officers”) sanction a race season each year with rules, schedules, awards, banquets, and the like. They plan and orchestrate the whole racing season so the rest of us can have a ball playing in the dirt.
Another committee of the Board is the Special Events Committee. They plan and sponsor special or unusual events from time to time. These events may or may not be part of the regular OCCRA
season, but they are always a blast!
How do you operate?
It’s all about volunteers! None of the OCCRA BOD, Officers, or Special Events crew is paid a dime. At each race, different members of the club take turns doing their share of the work, and each year we hold Officer elections to pick a few to run the show. You’ll soon find that half the fun is in club service!
How much does it cost?
You’ll have a yearly membership fee, plus a race entry fee for each race. Funds are used to pay for supplies & expenses, mailings, Season Plaques and Season Awards, and to help pay for the year end banquet. Or, you can save your cash, hang out with great people and meet new friends without racing.
It only costs $10/carload to camp out at night or to watch the events of the day, so be sure to invite your friends and family to the fun!
How the Season works
There will be as many as 15 races from approximately February to October (we take the summer off). If you do well enough in your class, you may win a monogrammed award at the year-end awards banquet. If you’re really fast, join the AA Class and take a shot at winning cash awards.
How the weekend works
Quads race on Saturday and Bikes race on Sunday. After the races on Saturday, we have practice. The track is open somewhere between three and six O’clock. Everyone enjoys the afternoon, either trail-riding or practicing at their race speed. The Mini’s practice too, so watch out for the little ones!
That night, there will be campfires and barbeque grills galore, as everyone camps out in tents, trucks, campers, & trailers. Sunday morning comes early as late-comers arrive in time for 7 a.m. practice. Mini-Bike races go first, and don’t forget to attend the Rider’s Meeting and OCCRA Church. The adult races follow, so make SURE you find out what time your race starts when you sign up!
How the races work
Adults are split into different Divisions such as A-Division (fast guys), B-Division (slow guys), and Quad-Division (crazy guys). For some divisions, the start time rotates from one weekend to the next, so be sure to check the race flyer to see what time yours starts. Each adult race will have about 8-10 classes, grouped according to age or skill. You will line up with your class, and during the race, you’ll only be competing with THEM, even though there will be other classes on the track as well. When the race starts, you will see the first line take off in a cloud of dust. Then one minute later, the second line…. then the third…. each one minute apart. Then it’s YOUR turn! When the Race Director holds the “30 Seconds” board in the air, you’re getting close. Then comes the “10 Seconds” board, and when the green flag drops, START YOUR ENGINES AND GO (dead engine races ) or GO (live engine races. If you’re good you might even get the “hole shot.” For the length of the race, try to make as many laps as you can. You may have to stop for gas– the course is between 6 and 12 miles long. Don’t stop till you see the checkered flag. About a half hour after the race, results will be posted, and you can see how well you rate.
What’s a “Transponder”?
A transponder is a RFID tag used to score the races. They are a small sticker and are generally placed on the underside of the visor. This sticker will be applied at registration if you do not already have a compatible transponder . When you enter the scoring chute, the scoring lane reader will automatically read your transponder and enter your time into the computer.
Where do you race? …and when?
All over Oklahoma – about twice each month. A complete schedule of dates and locations is available on the website at www.OCCRA.com.
Load up your gear & we’ll see you at the races!
VI. RACE RULES
Part I: Event
All racers, spectators, vendors, workers, or others involved, do so at their own risk. All persons involved agree and understand that motorcycle racing or riding is an inherently dangerous activity, and that watching, riding, or racing may result in serious injury or death. Attendance at an OCCRA function acknowledges your agreement to hold harmless the Club, its members, Officers, landowners, and promoters for any and all damages you may incur from being present.
6.1.1 Event Weekend
- All riders and spectators must have a Liability Release on file prior to entering an OCCRA site, or complete one upon entering the site.
- All quad classes will race on Saturday and all bike classes will race on Sunday.
- Practice on Saturday is only allowed at certain times for certain divisions– check the weekend schedule before entering the course.
- The fee for entry is $10 per car load, and at some sites an additional Park Fee may be added as well. You may be required to wear a sticker on your helmet or bike to show payment.
- At some events, the Mini division shares a portion of the track with adults. While practicing, ALWAYS look for kids.
- Unless altered for extenuating circumstances, the course layout used for Saturday practice will be the same layout used for Sunday races.
- Both race days include a Safety Lap and/or Practice Session to familiarize the rider with the course prior to racing.
- DO NOT ride the course when it is closed. The Race Director will indicate whether the track is open or closed for practice by placing a green or red flag in the scoring area. If in doubt, ask an officer.
- No one is allowed to practice or otherwise ride the course until they have signed in. Saturday practice begins as scheduled if the track is ready. Look for the red or green flag.
6.1.2 Sign-up & Entry
- All racers must have a Liability Release on file prior to entering a race. All spectators and crew members must have a release on file to be present.
- Racers enter by registering with the sign-up crew prior to the race.
- All racers must have an OCCRA validated transponder to race.
- Race Fees: AA Class (Bike or Quad) – $60; A/B/X Divisions – $40; Mini Division or Trail Rider class – $20, Vintage/Saturday Bike Short Course – $20;
- Late sign-in fee is an additional $5, commencing with the start of the first adult race.
- Race fee refunds must be requested at the registration table PRIOR to the start of the race in question. Once the race begins, the fee becomes non-refundable and cannot be transferred.
- Adult events will be run in 3 separate races: A-Division (highest skilled riders), B-Division (beginner to novice riders), and X-Division (quad riders). The order of the races may rotate from one event to the next: such as A / B, then B /A, etc. Rescheduled races will follow their originally scheduled race order.
- The Youth Division will be run in four separate races: 85cc, 65cc, 50cc, and Mini-Quads.
- Some venues have additional Park fees that will be assessed at sign-in.
- Classes are created, managed, and arranged by the Officers.
- The Score Chairman will assign all racers to a class based on the rider’s experience and skill level. The Score Chair also assigns Official OCCRA Race Numbers.
- No rider may race without OCCRA numbers prominently displayed on the front and both sides of a motorcycle, or the front and rear on quads.
- The three digit OCCRA race number must be followed by a smaller sized alpha character to denote the race division. example: 628-B .
- New members may use “pie-plates” distributed by the Score Chair for their numbers.
- Class changes are approved by the Score Chairman. Do NOT change your line-up position or OCCRA numbers without prior clearance.
- To be eligible to ride in age-based classes, the rider must be that age as of the first race of the current race season (changed for 2020).
- Mini and Youth Classes age is as of Jan. 1st of the race year.
- Division A and B riders must use an 85cc or larger machine. Division X Quad minimum 120cc 2 stroke and 150cc 4 stroke.
- Mini division is limited to 105cc (2 stroke) or 150cc (4 stroke) maximum size machine.
- Maximum age allowable in the Mini division is 14.
- Mini-bike riders age 12 to 16 may race the B division in Youth, Sportsman, or Ladies classes, using an 85cc or larger bike.
- The Quad Utility Class requires automatic transmission/clutch production models and reverse gear. The Polaris Ace may be entered in the Utility class.
- The quad team class requires 2 riders and a maximum of 2 machines. The team is intended to work as a team and race as a team and not as individuals. The team may have a maximum of 2 machines per team and must use the same machines throughout the race. In the event that a machine breaks, riders can continue the race by sharing the remaining quad. If a team rider breaks down mid-race, the other teammate may restart the lap from the pit. Both teammates must perform their work requirement on the same day. At least one original team member must registered
for the team in each race. In the event of injuries taking out the original team members a 2nd substitute may be used with officer approval. A substitute can ride for multiple teams but not on the same weekend. If a team member leaves the team, cannot race, etc. for the season, then their team alternate automatically becomes their new “regular” team member. The team, then can appoint a new alternate for the remainder of the season, but the newly appointed alternate may not become the “regular” team member, unless in the event that a “regular” team member cannot race, leaves the team, etc. 
- The Sportsman Class is designed for riders who feel that they are not up to the level of competition in the Novice class or age based classes. This class is for inexperienced riders who are new to racing. IT IS NOT a “crossover” class for riders of other venues (Enduro, Motocross, etc.).
- The Women’s class is designed for the ladies of OCCRA who want to race against other women. It is not intended to limit participation of female racers, as they are welcomed in every other class. This class does not require the top placing racers to promote the following year. All women’s classes require
completion of work requirement to qualify for year-end awards.
- Saturday Bike Short Course (aka Vintage Race) race classes have specific machine, gender or age requirements. Vintage class bikes are 1974 and older. Drum brakes. Suspension travel – up to 4″ rear and 7″ front. Post vintage bikes should be 1975 to 1984. The Decades class is for bikes 10 years old or
older. Vintage classes require completion of the work requirement to qualify for year-end awards.
- The Trail Riders class is designed for those who want the thrill of participation without the stress of competition. No points or year-end awards are given. There will be A class and a B class. A class riders can only ride in A Trail Rider. Members can petition the officers for an exception in the event that an A
rider parent is using the B Trail Rider class to assist or train a child. However, if the rider is causing a disruption in a B division contenders race, then the privilege will be revoked. Riders that are not known to OCCRA should attempt to trail ride in the division that fits their speed. Riders that enter B Trail and do not fit the speed profile of the B Division can be promoted to A Trail for future races. Finally, all trail riders will be required to display pink on all three of their number plates and are required to not interfere with points racers.
- Out-of-Circuit riders: Riders from other racing circuits or cycle-sports who enter an OCCRA event do not pick their own riding class. OCCRA staff will assign them to a riding class similar to that of their home circuit or sport, based on their level of riding experience or class standings.
6.1.4 Promotions and Transfers
- Each rider’s status will be reviewed periodically to ensure he/she is in the proper class. Riders may be promoted to a more challenging class by the Scoring Director, based on lap times, speed rating, or other criteria. Riders may also voluntarily promote themselves.
- Promoted riders will be re-scored based on where their final time would have placed them in the new class. Promoted times may be adjusted, if race course conditions, length, etc. are notably different between classes.
- Racers should make best effort to solidify their class by their 3rd race. Class promotions can occur anytime, although the majority will be prior to the racer’s fourth race to promote competition. (Example; Rider finishes 3 races in 1st place in Beginner shows 3x25pts…. New class is Novice, where his final times would have placed him in 4th, 3rd, and 6th place position, therefore points transferred are 18, 20 & 15).
- No rider can be forced to enter the AA class. If a rider has reached the highest class and sets the bar, they can stay there. Again, this is based on times and not age.
- A rider may be promoted to the next skill level. Example: You may be promoted from +40 Ama. into +40 Int., or from +40 Ama. to +30 Ama., or from +40 Ama. to Ama..
- All promotions will be reviewed periodically by the Scoring department and any promotions will be agreed on by no less than three officers. Two of these officers will be the scoring personnel.
- If a rider moves from the B Division to the A Division and the track conditions do not warrant a fair comparison, then the transferring rider will be given last place points for that race.This is an example and is not a limitation of consideration.
If a rider moves from B Long Course to A Long Course (bikes), Your overall points and/or times do not move with you. 
- If a rider changes classes that requires a different machine (i.e. Mini 50 moves to Mini 65), they may not take points/race times with them. 
- A rider may move to another class at any time, but can only transfer a maximum of 3 races and a workday– any other times or points are forfeited. In such a case, it shall be the times from the rider’s first three events he attended that season (not his “best” three, but his FIRST three). This should not be confused with the first three race dates of the season calendar. Also remember that it is TIMES that transfer, not POINTS. The only possible exception to this rule is a rider who starts in the middle of the season.
- If the Score Chair (not the rider) should promote a rider after his fourth race, then 100% of that rider’s times earned so far will move with him to the new class.
- No rider may transfer points to a lower class. If a rider races two or three races in a class and decides the riders are too fast for them to compete, they may transfer classes but no points will follow. Possible exceptions, a new rider who races one race, realizes they are in the wrong class and readjusts their class. This is an example and is not a limitation of consideration.
- If a rider transfers to a faster class, he cannot transfer back down that same season (no class hopping).
- The minimum safety gear required for racing is a DOT approved helmet, boots, and goggles. (No bicycle or novelty helmets). Also, strongly recommended are gloves, knee pads, arm pads, chest protectors, competition jersey & pants.
- A helmet is required of all persons under the age of 18 riding on an ATV or motorcycle, whether spectating, camping, or pitting. Racers or members of a racer’s pit-crew, family, or guests who violate this rule may cause the racer to be penalized or disqualified. This rule is for the pit area only. All versions, regardless of age, must wear a helmet when riding outside of the pit area.
- All persons shall observe a 10-mph speed limit in the pit area. Pit racing is forbidden. Racers or members of a racer’s pitcrew, family, or guests who violate this rule may cause the racer to be penalized or disqualified.
- An EMT, First Responder, or other qualified medical personnel must be present at each race.
- No one is allowed to practice or otherwise ride the course until they have signed in.
- A practice period the day prior to the race, or safety lap the day of, is usually provided. Each racer is urged to familiarize oneself with the course prior to the race.
- The Race Director will indicate whether the track is open or closed for safety lap/practice by placing a green or red flag in the scoring area.
- Do NOT ride the course while races are in session. Practice Sessions and Safety Laps are at scheduled times only. Look for the red or green flag.
- Parents or guardians that wish to follow their racer during a mini race must first get approval from the Mini Director. Individuals granted permission to follow, on a race by race basis, will be briefed on the rules of pacing during a race. e.g., stay out of the way, don’t tail-gate your child and coach (yell) at them the whole race, help all racers in need and not just your own, etc.
- Officers have the authority to alter the standard race format for safety, weather conditions, emergencies, or other situations which may arise.
- Occasionally the course will include single, double, or triple jumps. Approach this obstacle using the “highway rule” — right lane = slow, left lane = fast. In other words, take it on the LEFT TO JUMP it, take it on the RIGHT TO ROLL it.
- If a course includes parts of a motocross track that has double jumps or table tops with blind landings, then a flagman must be present for practice and during the race.
- During races, no “practice starts” are allowed at the start area or in the pit area under penalty of disqualification.
- During a race, no one is allowed on the track other than race contestants or race-workers. Anyone found riding the course during a race other than their own may be penalized or disqualified.
- Absolutely no “joy riding” allowed in the camping or pit areas.
- There will be NO late-night riding of the track, neither Friday, nor Saturday night.
- Children under the age of 14 shall not be allowed to operate motorcycles, 4 wheelers, golf carts, or side-by-side utility vehicles, other than the vehicle they are racing, and only during their race or practice event and while traveling directly to and from those activities.
- All the rules will be enforced as written.
6.1.6 The Line-Up
- The Race director shall arrange a starting area properly marked for each class.
- The area shall be large enough to accommodate a breadth of 25 bikes (3 feet each) and a length sufficient for each class-line plus a jockey lane between them (lines and lanes 8 feet each). Example: a seven-class starting area would be 75’x104′.
- The maximum number of racers on any line shall be 24. If there are 25 of more participants in any class, the Score Chair or Race Director will divide the line into two separate start groups.
- Start lines in the Mini division with more than 18 riders will be scrutinized by the officers for possible dividing into two start groups.
- Racers shall line up as indicated with their respective start group or class.
- Most events will be “dead engine start” unless the Race Director approves a live engine start when conditions are suitable .
- Racers may start their bikes with the rows in front of them for warm-up purposes, but all engines must be killed at the display of the 30-second Board for dead engine starts.
- The race is begun one row at a time, for each respective class or start-group. Riders are competing ONLY against the other racers in their class.
- The Race Director will display a 30 Second, 10 Second, and Green Flag indicator to start each row. Rows are started in succession, one minute apart.
- While the 10 Second signal may be given slightly early or late to challenge the riders, the green flag must be thrown at precise 1 minute intervals to properly calculate Corrected Times for Overall Point scores.
- Racers who mistakenly start with the row in front of them will be subject to penalty or adjustment determined by the Race Director, such as: being held back at the score chute, time added to race-time, disqualification, etc.
- Racers who use starting-steps, platforms, bike stands, etc on the start line must have a member of their pit crew remove these immediately after their line starts. Failure to do this may result in penalty.
6.1.7 The Race
- The Quad X Division race and the Bike A & B Division races will be 90 minutes. Mini 50, Mini 65, Mini Quad and Youth/WSC Quad will be 30 minutes in duration. Short Course Quad (not mini), Mini 85, and Saturday Short Course Bike races are 45 minutes. 
- Dependent upon the length of the course, racers will make multiple laps to complete the race.
- At the end of each lap, the racer will enter the Scoring Chute.
- The entire scoring lane is a NO PASSING ZONE. The beginning of the lane is marked by the presence of caution-tape or similar marking.
- There will be no racing or changing of positions in this area. Racers who race into the scoring chute will be subject to penalty. The finish line will be at the beginning of the scoring lane, as marked by banners.
- Enter the score chute SLOWLY, and look at the monitor to see your number displayed .
- Your lap-time is registered by computer via your transponder or keyed manually.
- DO NOT LEAVE the score chute until you see your OCCRA number displayed on the screen.
- It is the RACER’S RESPONSIBILITY to make sure he got scored. If you leave the chute before seeing your number on-screen, you’ve lost a lap.
- Exit the score chute slowly, as not to roost the score- keepers.
- A flagger will be present to assist the rider in being scored. In the case of a computer failure, the race will be scored manually and the flagger will control entry and exit of the chute.
- Pit-Stops are not allowed within 50 feet of the score lane.
- Racers continue making laps to the completion of the race
- During normal laps the score chute will use a yellow flag for scoring.
- At a time estimated as equal to “1 lap left to go” (as approximated by the Score Chair based on the lap time of the first lap race leader) the flagger will switch to white, indicating to racers that they most likely have 1 lap to go.
- At one hour and 30 mins the flagger will post the checkered flag, signaling the end of the race.
- The Score Chair will continue scoring racers as they come in, no longer than an additional 30 minutes. At 30 minutes after, the red flag shall be displayed, and scoring is over.
- Riders entering the chute under the red flag forfeit their last lap.
== Flag Schedule ==
Green Start Race
Yellow Caution/Race in Progress
White 1 Lap to Go
Checkered Race Over
Red Scoring Over
Black DQ/Rider Disqualified
- The racer must use the same bike/quad for the entire duration of their race starting from the point the racer passes the starting flagman until passing the final checkered flag. Swapping machines during the course of the race is not allowed. The racer’s race is over (scoring ends) at the point of the swap or best determined by the officers.
- Riders who make pit-stops for repairs or fuel must re-enter the course at the SAME SPOT in which they left. Do not stop ON THE TRAIL for a pit-stop. Pull off the raceway a distance of at least 30 feet.
- If you quit the race before coming through the chute at the checkered flag, you MUST inform the score-keepers.
- Allow faster racers to pass. If you are holding up a faster rider, you will hear his “Rev or Yell”. Pick a good spot to be passed, then nod or point to the side you wished to be passed.
- When desiring to pass a slower rider, be sure to “Rev and Yell”. This means to rev your engine loud enough to be heard, or scream to get the rider’s attention. Then look for him to nod or point so as to avoid a collision while passing.
- After passing, yell “thank you.” When a rider is downed, stop and render assistance. Riders who have crashed but do not require assistance should give the “thumbs up” sign to other racers so as not to stop them needlessly. Crashed riders who are hurt or in need of assistance should “slap the top of their helmet” repeatedly, as a signal for help.
- Enter the score chute slowly, and exit WITHOUT roosting. If conditions limit number visibility, racers may be required to come to a complete stop.
- Hold your temper down at all times. OCCRA is a volunteer organization. Racing can be a heated sport, but interaction with workers, Track Marshals, Sweepers, etc. need not be.
- Stay off the course unless you are racing or working the race.
- Lights out / Quiet in the Camp at 11:00pm.
- Any generator in use should remain within 10 feet of the equipment it is powering.
- We all police each other– don’t allow anyone under 18 to ride without a helmet or speed through the pit area.
- The Race Director or other Officer may issue penalties to riders who accidentally or intentionally break the rules. Penalties may be in the form of time added to your race-time, being held back at the score chute for a brief period, complete disqualification, or other penalty as warranted.
- Penalties may be enacted at the race site, or at a later time.
- Any racer who cuts inside an OUTSIDE TURN marker is guilty of course-cutting regardless of how drastic the cut may or may not have been.
- Penalties may result from non-race activities as well, such as a racer or member of his crew violating helmet requirements. Examples of “penalizable” offenses are:
a) Helmet violations
b) Cutting the course
c) Unsportsmanlike conduct
d) Racing / Speeding in the pits
e) Bike too loud
f) Tampering with other rider’s or camper’s equipment
g) Riding the course at unauthorized times
- Any rider, family member, or friend, associated with a rider who is found to be inside the marked scoring area, which includes the scoring trailer, will cause a penalty to be assessed that is equal to 10 minutes and 1 lap. The scoring area must be kept clear in order to accurately score a race and to facilitate the paid scoring workers to do their job.
- Because the Trail rider class does not race for points, penalties incurred there will be applied to one or more of the following: a) another division race entered that same weekend, such as the A, X, or Mini race; b) another family member that is racing in a points race; c) a DQ and ejection incurred for the next TWO races within the Trail Rider class.
The Score Chair will post results as soon as possible after the completion of each race. Riders may protest the score results for a period of twenty minutes after posting. Riders may also register a protest concerning another rider (e.g. you saw him cut the course, he pitted and re-entered the course at a different spot than he left, etc.).
A protest form must be filled out for each protest. Forms are located at the scoring table.
Video footage submitted as proof of a violation must be submitted raw and in it’s entirety. No edits are allowed. The footage may or may not be reviewed in its entirety and at that time any violations will be addressed with penalties for all riders on that footage.
OCCRA is a Club. As such, each member is expected to do his or her part in volunteering for work sssignments. There are many different jobs available at each race. See the Work Director or other race officer for work assignments.
- Track Marshals: Act as roving referees or umpires. Marshals indicate themselves by covering the OCCRA numbers on their bikes with a large “M” (use a “wrong way” marker turned upside down, with duct tape)
- Sweepers: Ride the course after the checkered flag comes out to ensure the course is clear for the next race
- Flaggers: Work the score chute, road crossings, jumps, etc, to increase safety
- Gate-Keepers: Work the entry gate to ensure that all who enter have signed a release and have paid park fees, practice fees, etc.
- Track-Workers: Positioned at strategic locations along the course to assist in up-hills, mud holes, cheater spots, etc.
note– Children under the age of 16 are NOT allowed to work on the track, and should not be on the track at all, either on ATV’s or as pedestrians.
6.1.12 Course Markings
- The course is marked primarily with paper arrows attached to trees, stakes, and other objects. Also used is “caution tape” or “banner” to confine the track to a certain width, establish a boundary, or to block off wrong way trails. Fluorescent surveyors tape (flagging) is sometimes tied to tree limbs to
mark the way. Often, dead trees and other debris will be dragged across wrong ways as well.
- The course is 30 feet wide at any time unless constrained by a course marker.
- In the absence of a course marker, the course is defined as 15 feet, either side of the obvious center of the established trail.
- In the event that you inadvertently knock down a course marker, STOP and reset the marker. (Replace a knocked over stake & arrow, or re-tie a banner, etc.). Coming in contact with a banner is subject to penalty.
- You may pass another rider anywhere within the 30-foot boundary of the course. Realize that the TRAIL may only be a few feet wide, but the COURSE, is 30 feet wide.
- Use EXTREME CAUTION if leaving the established trail to pass a rider within the 30-foot course way. Unseen obstacles are hazards. If you can’t see clearly, be wise and wait for a better place to pass.
- Arrows are the primary course marker used to establish the boundaries:
- STRAIGHT ARROW: Course is 15 feet on either side of the arrow
- 45 DEGREE ARROW: Marks the INSIDE TURN boundary; course is 30 feet around the outside of the arrow
- SIDEWAYS ARROW: Marks the OUTSIDE TURN boundary; course is 30 feet to the inside of the arrow. (This marker is rarely used.)
- PAIR OF ARROWS: Constrains the course; you must go BETWEEN the pair of arrows
- Ribbon or caution tape is also used:
- SINGLE RIBBON: Marks a boundary. Do not cross the ribbon.
- PAIR OF RIBBONS: Constrains the course; you must go BETWEEN the ribbons
- Other markers include:
- DANGER X: Marks a hazard. One X= Danger, Double X = Severe Danger, Triple X = Extreme Danger
- WRONG WAY: Denotes a trail or path that is not part of the course. Banner is also used for this.
- “MINI” ARROW: A fluorescent green arrow which denotes the trail is also part of the Mini-Bike course. Be on the alert for kids!!
- STRAIGHT DOWN ARROW: indicates a drop-off
- MULTIPLE ARROWS: Indicate a split in the trail or multiple legal course ways
- The Mini-Bike course uses the same course marking scheme, except that the arrows are fluorescent green and say “Mini”.
- The only markers visible should be those that constitute part of the track. Arrows left from other races should be removed.
- Riders will not shorten the track in any way, such as cutting out or adding corners, cutting out or adding obstacles on the track, including jumps, creek crossings, ditches, etc., or by taking any “trick lines”. Any rider caught cutting the course will be subject to penalty or disqualification.
- Riders will not alter the track in any way, such as adding or removing arrow markers and ribbons, unless authorized by an OCCRA Official. Any rider caught altering the track without Officer approval may be penalized or disqualified.
OUTSIDE TURN: Go AROUND a 45-degree arrow
INSIDE TURN: Go in FRONT of a SIDEWAYS arrow
DOUBLE ARROWS: Constrain the course. Go BETWEEN them.
VI. RACE RULES
Part II: Circuit Scoring
The Score Chairman tabulates the placings (1st Place, 2nd Place, etc) for each racer in every race. He makes adjustments for any penalties or protests and posts the results via the website. At the end of the season, Year-End Placings are tabulated by class, using the point system. Overall placings by race Division (A / B / X, etc.) are also tabulated.
- By Race: Tabulated for each class according to finishing position in the race, adjusted for penalties or protests
- By Class: Tabulated throughout the season by using the point system to combine the race placings, adjusted for work bonus and throwaways
- By Division: Tabulated throughout the season by comparing all racers in a Division using the point system (sometimes called the “overall standings”)
- In the event of a tie, it will be broken by who has the most event first places. If a tie still exists, it will go to the second, third, etc places, until the tie is broken. If still tied after all rounds, final tie breaker will be determined by placing in the last round of the season.
- Riders or workers who are disqualified from a race will receive no points for that event. DQ’s may not be used as throwaways.
6.2.2 Point System
Each racer earns points according to his placings at each race of the regular series.
- Points are accumulated as follows:
Place-Finish Class Points Overall Points 1st 25 25 2nd 22 22 3rd 20 20 4th 18 18 5th 16 16 6th 15 15 7th 14 14 8th 13 13 9th 12 12 10th 11 11 11th 10 10 12th 9 9 13th 8 8 14th 7 7 15th 6 6 16th 5 5 17th 4 4 18th 3 3 19th 3 2 20th 3 1 ad infinium 3 N/A
- A rider must complete a minimum of half of the laps of the class winning rider to qualify for last place points. ie, the rider who wins the Sportsman’s class rides 6 laps; in order to qualify for points in the Sportsman’s class, a rider must complete 3 laps. If the lap count is an odd number, then the required laps will round down to the nearest whole number. (e.g. 7 laps = a 3-lap minimum). Note: In the event that an A Division rider is also running a B Division race, then that A rider’s laps will not be calculated to
determine qualifiers for last place points in the B race.
- A rider who starts a race but does not complete one lap (mechanical failure, etc) is labeled DNF (did not finish) and earns 3 points. Such a rider must inform the score keepers that he is out of the race to receive such points. Not informing the scorekeeper of a DNF may result in a penalty.
- When a rider fails to complete a lap or the minimum number of laps they will receive 3 points.
- Work Bonus: Racers who wish, may choose to work one race per season in lieu of racing. You must work the day your race is normally scheduled on. If you chose to work on the opposite day your race is on a $15 fee will apply. If you have two races on the same day the second work day can be either day free of charge. Racers completing their Work Bonus earn 35 points for that race. To earn the Work Bonus, the racer must sign in/out with the Race Work Director, and work the entire day. Derelict workers will not receive a Work Bonus. Members of the armed forces may substitute their service weekend for their OCCRA work weekend. To receive credit for military service, the military member must present evidence of service (orders, etc.) to the Work Director prior to the next race. Use the contact form on OCCRA.com. The Work Bonus is not available for MiniRacers. Note: The Work Bonus is MANDATORY to qualify for a Season Award.
- All track workers must be present for all of the races of the day. A worker must report before the posted start of the work day (see flyer) and may not leave until released by the work director.
- A work day will not be considered complete unless the officer responsible for the area of work signs the book as complete. In addition, all workers must sign in and out and it must be in the presence of one of the officers.
- Throwaways: In tabulating the year-end placings, a racer’s poorest races will be dropped. The number of throwaways available in a season is the number of races that season divided by five. (a 15-race series has 3 throwaways; a 12-race series has 2 throwaways; etc.). DQ’s may not be used as throwaways. Eligible throwaways are: a) races entered with points earned, or b) races unattended or not attempted with no points earned.
- Special Events: OCCRA special events that are not part of the regular Cross-Country Series do not generate series points.
VI. RACE RULES
Part III: Championship Recognition
6.3.1 Race Participation Commemoration
Officers will make available race awards for 1st-3rd finishers and/or a commemorative season place tab plaque. Design and point of distribution of the plaque(s) is at the discretion of the current season’s officers.
6.3.2 AA Cash Purse
Riders in the AA Class of divisions A and X are eligible for cash purse pay-outs. This payout schedule may be increased in the event of sponsorship. See OCCRA.com for the most up-to-date payout schedule.
|# of Racers||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Total|
6.3.3 Year-End Awards
The completion of each season is followed by Year-End Awards Banquet. At that function, awards for various accomplishments are presented. All awards and recipients are selected by the Officers at their discretion. Some of the awards presented in the past are:
- Iron-Man Awards: An Iron Man awards to any rider that achieves 100% in the bike A or B division and Quad X division and satisfies the requirements for year-end awards. In the situation where there are no 100% then it will go to the racers with the most total races. All riders that meet the criteria will receive this special recognition.
- Hard Luck Award: To riders who experienced particularly bad circumstances that season
- Most Improved: To the rider who shows remarkable improvement in a single racing season
- OCCRA Arrow Awards: To individuals who have gone above and beyond to promote or serve the club
- 100%er Award: To members who race (Work Bonus counts) in every event of the series (no throwaways!)
- Overall Plates: To riders in the A, B, and X divisions (except team) who finish 1st through 10th in their division standings.
- Overall Quad Team – To the number 1 overall quad team.
- Display Rights: Riders in the A and X divisions (except team) who finish 1st through 10th in their division standings have the right to run their overall position as their OCCRA Race Number for the following season.
- Season Awards: Each year the number of Season Awards presented to racers in each class is determined by the officers. Depending on the number of riders in each class, the Season Award is presented to those who:
- have completed 60% of the races that season, AND
- have completed their Work Bonus, AND
- have placed high enough in their class. Mini classes (Mini Quad, 85, 65, 50) do not require work.
Note– the work requirement needed for year-end awards is satisfied by working one full day of racing on the day your race is normally scheduled. In the event you would like to work on the other day then a $15 fee will apply.
- Sportsman of the Year: To a rider who has shown out as an example to others
- Maximum Drive Award: The rarest and most prestigious of OCCRA Awards, this is presented only by the Board of Directors, and only on rare occasion.
6.3.4 OCCRA Youth Academic Awards
The O-YAA (pronounced Oh-Yeah!!) is created in an effort to recognize and reward those students who have managed to achieve outstanding academic performance while maintaining serious dedication to the sport. One award will be given to each of the following four groups:
- Lower Elementary Award (1st / 2nd / 3rd Graders)
- Upper Elementary Award (4th / 5th / 6th Graders)
- Junior High Award (7th / 8th / 9th Graders)
- Senior High Award (Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors)
- Award Criteria for each group:
- A=4 pts., B= 3 pts., C = 2pts., D = 1 pt.
- For schools that grade on S/U….S+= 4 pt., S=3 pt., S-= 2 pt., U= 0 pt.
- For classes that are Pass-Fail, Pass = pt., Fail = 0 pts.
- For schools that grade on Standards based grading, 2 state-licensed educators, appointed by the race officers of that respective year, will make any point-decisions for those grade cards.
- Awards: Each of the four winners will be awarded an OCCRA Youth Academic Award (O-YAA) trophy in an onstage presentation at the annual banquet.
- Transcript Delivery: All grade cards and-or transcripts should be submitted to the Vice President by November 1st for year end award eligibility. This deadline is so that the points can be tabulated and awards created prior to the banquet.
XI. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
From year to year, each set of officers may enact at their discretion, certain rules, decisions, schedules, plans, or procedures, as they deem fit to enact a quality race season. Such discretionary policies and routines are necessary for the efficient functioning of the race event, and typically cannot be anticipated ahead of time.
Therefore, be cognizant of the fact that not every situation, scenario, exception or exclusion can be addressed in this book. When in doubt, always check with a Race Officer. The most basic example of that discretionary authority is in the scheduling of the season, the schedule for the weekend, and the
classes and numbering system utilized for the season. You find information on those topics in the pages that follow….
Part I – Current Season Addendum
Please refer to the OCCRA website, OCCRA Forum, OCCRA Newsletter, and Rider’s Meetings for any new regulations.
Part II – Season Schedule
2020 Season Schedule
|1||Strother XC||2/29/20 – 3/1/20||Seminole, OK|
|5||Make Promises Happen Benefit Race||5/2/20 - 5/3/20||Guthrie, OK|
|3||Baldwin Ranch||5/16/20 - 5/17/20||Indiahoma, OK|
|4||Williams Ranch||5/30/20 - 5/31/20||Skiatook, OK|
|2||Gruber XC||6/13/20 - 6/14/20||Braggs, OK|
|7||Fry Lake||6/20/20 - 6/21/20||Seminole, OK|
|8||Stroud Lake||8/22/20 - 8/23/20||Stroud, OK|
|9||Big Fox Run||9/12/20 - 9/13/20*|
*New date due to postponement
|10||Lake Murray State Park||9/19/20 - 9/20/20||Ardmore, OK|
|11||Battle with the Cattle||10/3/20 - 10/4/20||Cache, OK|
|6||Crosstimbers||10/17/20 - 10/18/20||Oklahoma City, OK|
|12||Red Rock XC||10/24/20 - 10/25/20||Hinton, OK|
In addition to this schedule, we also have 3 rain dates set aside (3/7-3/8, 6/13-6/14, and 10/24-10/25)
OCCRA HOTLINE: (405) 390-5227 – Call Before You Haul!!
Part III – Weekend Schedule
This is a typical weekend schedule. Times may be adjusted for weather conditions, daylight, special events and other circumstances.
|Registration||7 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Mini Quad & Womens Short Course Practice||7 a.m. – 9 a.m.|
|Long Course Quad Practice||7 a.m. – 9 a.m.|
|Quad Riders Meeting||9 a.m.|
|Short Course Quad Division Race (see classes)||Short (45 min)||9:30 a.m.|
|Mini Quad Division Race (see classes)||Short (30 min)||10:30 a.m.|
|Womens/Youth Quad Short Course Race (see classes)||Short (30 min)||11:15 a.m.|
|Quad Long Course Race (see classes)||Long (90 min)||12 p.m.|
|Vintage Bike Race (see classes)||Short (45 min)||2:00 p.m.|
|Mini 50/65 Bike Only Practice||3 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Open Mini Bike/Womens Short Course Bike Practice||3:30 – 6 p.m.|
|Long Course Bike Practice||3:30 – 6 p.m.|
|All Bike Practice||7:30 - 8:15 a.m.|
|Riders Meeting/Church||8:30 a.m.|
|Mini 85 Race and Womens Short Course Race (see classes)||Short (45 min)||9:15 a.m.|
|Mini 65 Race (see classes)||Short (30 min)||10:15 a.m.|
|Mini 50 Race (see classes)||Short (30 min)||11 a.m.|
|Bike Race #1 Race* (see classes)||Long (90 min)||11:45 a.m.|
|Bike Race #2 Race* (see classes)||Long (90 min)||1:45 p.m.|
Weekend schedule may be adjusted for conditions such as weather, available daylight, etc. Check each race flyer for final schedule.
Part IV- Divisions, Classes and Numbers
Mini Class age is as of Jan. 1st of the race year.
Mini 85 Race
Mini 65 Race
Mini 50 Race
Mini Class age is as of Jan. 1st of the race year.
Short Course Youth/Women Quads
When possible, this race will be run on a shortened version of the long course track. Minimum age 14*.
Age is based on the rider’s age as of the first race of the current race season.
NOTE: In memory of Stephen Urbanzyck, Plate #142 has been retired. It is now reserved for use only by members of the Urbanzyck family.
Short Course Bikes
Short Course Quads
Part VI – Fee Schedules
$30 single / $50 family
Must be a member to race
- AA Bike & AA Quad $60
- A, B, & X Divisions $40
- Team Quad $70/team
- All Short Course Classes $20
- Trail Rider Class $20
- Late Fee: $5
- Gate Fee: $10/carload
Appendix I – The Ten Commandments of OCCRA
==== The Ten Commandments of OCCRA ====
As revealed by the gods, from high atop Mount Scipio
1. Thou shalt bring an empty trash bag to the race, and carry it home full.
2. Thou shalt 1st gear only in the pits.
3. Thou shalt wear thy helmet at all times while riding.
4. Thou shalt obey all course markers, keeping them holy.
5. Thou shalt let faster riders pass.
6. Thou shalt come to a complete stop in the scoring chute.
7. Thou shalt not roost the score keepers.
8. Thou shalt complete thy Club Service requirement, or forever be reviled by thy peers.
9. Thou shalt do thy part plus 10 % in raising funds and bringing friends to participate in the annual charity event.
10. Thou shalt take thy turn as an Officer or assistant, as if the health, integrity, and solidarity of our club depends on your volunteerism, because it does.
Appendix II – Official OCCRA Logos
- Original “OCCRA MAN” logo
- OCCRA “Riders” logo
- OCCRA “Golden Oval” logo
- OCCRA “Woods” logo
Appendix III – The Four Tenets of OCCRA
The Four Tenets of OCCRA:
- Riding and
Appendix IV – The OCCRA Hotline
The OCCRA Hotline is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week!! On the hotline, you will find the latest breaking OCCRA news, upcoming events, and directions to the race sites. Before you leave for a race, ALWAYS check the Hotline to ensure the event has not been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Conversely, if the weather is bad in YOUR neck of the woods, don’t assume it’s that way at the race site. Updates to the Hotline are often made the day before, and even the morning of the race!
OCCRA HOTLINE: (405) 390-5227 – Call Before You Haul!