is a very popular supporter of our racers. Whether you are looking for a new machine, parts, service or advice they take very good care of OCCRA members and hope you will check them out.
See the attached for for full race results, including our friends from AXC. OCCRA only results can be seen on our Moto-Tally site. Follow this link to get there: http://www.moto-tally.com/occra/Results.aspx/2021/4/O1/CT
Round 2 in Cache, OK is ON!
Earlier this week we challenged our members to be + Charged and WOW, we are extremely excited about the results. There was 6″ of rain in the forecast for this weekend and now has dropped significantly. Honestly, the track could use some rain. While we do not know exactly what the weekend weather will hold all indications point to another epic event full of + CHARGED racers ready for some FUN! Often times members will post screen shots of potential weather challenges a week out which only takes the spirit away from those looking forward to racing and this went over so well. Thank you to the + CHARGED members who stepped in and helped us flood our playground with happiness.
PLEASE…please, please, please scroll back through the last week or so’s posts to catch up on important information. Everything from remembering to adjust your clocks for Daylight Savings to brushing up on our rules and everything in-between. We understand everyone wants to just show up and race but we have some rules that are being ignored and causing some safety issues. Largely related to irresponsible pit riding. There were some warnings given at Round 1 but penalties will be enforced this weekend.
We are so grateful for every sponsor that supports OCCRA. You can turn your race flyer over and see the entire sponsor list for the 2021 season. Each round has 2 featured sponsors. Round 2 is sponsored by Lawton Motorsports and Overstreet & Son Construction.
Lawton Motorsports is very close to this track and is worth checking out. They give very generous discounts to OCCRA members and are a fantastic resource for racers.
Overstreet & Son Construction does so many different types of construction work so give them a shout when you are ready to tackle that next project.
Gates open at 3pm today!
BRING A TRASH BAG AND PACK YOUR TRASH OUT. Normally our members are so great about packing their trash out but RD 1 was a different story.
Cash or Checks only
Here are your 1 click directions. https://goo.gl/maps/ta2rcyP67JxnhcUh7 or GPS is 34.550994,-98.671496
Your race club is excited to invite you to Round 2 of our 2021 season to the “Battle with the Cattle” in Cache, OK!
Round 1 was a huge success. There are so many racers that are CHARGED up and carrying a lot of positive energy into Round 2.
There is quite a bit of general race information on our website OCCRA.com we encourage all racers to please check out.
The Special Event for Saturday Night is the Littles XC race for kids. Please make sure you are signed up by 4pm Saturday. Sign up is by the Scoring Trailer and entries are $10 per race. This year, your Littles XC racer must be a 2021 member. You can add them to your family membership at no additional cost.
The Round 2 featured sponsors are Lawton Motorsports and Overstreet & Son Construction.
Lawton Motorsports is a well stocked shop that gives generous discounts to OCCRA Members so check them out for your next machine or stock up on parts & accessories you can take home same day!
Overstreet & Son is ready to take on just about any of your construction project needs. Whether its needing lines laid, septic systems, house pads, cutting trees, pushing ponds or just about anything else check them out!
**DAYLIGHT SAVINGS WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS RACE WEEKEND**
**SET YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY NIGHT**
**NOTE THE ADJUSTED SUNDAY SCHEDULE TO COMPENSATE FOR DAYLIGHT HOURS**
Get loaded up, bring your CHARGED up positive energy, invite some friends and get ready for a FUN weekend of racing and priceless socializing.
Bible Study is Saturday Night at Gooberville and OCCRA Church Sunday morning has a very positive message for you!
If you do not subscribe to our texts they are very convenient way to receive valuable info. just text the actual word OCCRA to 833-528-1533 or if you only want texts on Mini’s text OCCRAMINI to the same number. **if you text that number and say “sign me up”, you will not be signed up. Its automated and will only sign you up if you text those exact words.
Here are your 1 click directions. https://goo.gl/maps/ta2rcyP67JxnhcUh7 or GPS is 34.550994,-98.671496
Congrats to Johnny Horton that had the winning raffle ticket for the brand new Kawasaki KX250 XC from your race club!
Round 1 was a HUGE success and would sincerely like to thank everyone for their support and really positive energy you brought. Racers were clearly CHARGED up just made it an amazing weekend.
We set records! We had 551 race entries! Thank you for making that happen. We are not done yet, we are just getting started with 11 more rounds to look forward to, most of which are private tracks and only accessible during our race.
- Pictures – Those are taken by many volunteer individuals that just post them when they get to it. If you are a picture taker PLEASE tag OCCRA so everyone can see.
- Scoring – Unofficial results are printed shortly after each race but official results take time to audit and are generally posted Monday evenings following a race.
- Pit riding – YES. lots of questions about this. Penalties will be issued to anyone abusing the pit riding rules. Most got a “hall pass” at RD 1 but not moving forward. PARENTS…if your child is under 14 they may not ride their machine at all except to and from their actual race or official practice session. Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet while riding responsibly in the pits. Even if you are on a golf cart or other vehicle, if you ride recklessly in the pits there will be penalties.
- Spectators – Be very mindful of where you are in relation to the track. We had people parking and hanging out on live tracks.
Your race club is very excited to invite you to our 1st race of 2021!
If you thought last years record breaking season was fun, wait until you see what we have for you this year!
**OPT IN to text services to get helpful info** Everyone but Mini riders please text OCCRA to 833.528.1533. Mini riders can text OCCRAMINI to the same number but get Mini specific info. This is a different one from last years.
Did we mention we are raffling off a brand new Kawasaki KX250 dirt bike Saturday Night? You can get raffle tickets at the early sign up February 20th or up to the Saturday Bike race (about 2pm on the 27th). Saturday evening someone is getting a new bike from OCCRA! We can celebrate during our Bonfire/Karaoke event!
Round 1 is at the very popular Red Rock XC in Hinton, OK nick named “The Equalizer”. Its a really FUN sand track with some elevation changes, flows well through the woods and of course has some fast open sections. Gates will open at 3pm Friday the 26th. Feel free to camp but there are no hook ups. Courtesy reminder, if you have a quiet generator you will make way more friends than those with loud ones.
If you have not got or renewed your membership for 2021 there are 3 ways you can do that. Online registration opens on the 22nd. We will be at 5th Gear Cycle in Broken Arrow from 10-3 tomorrow (Feb 20th). You can also sign up at the races. To make the flow at the 1st few races go smoother we will have a sign up tent so be looking for that. The scoring trailer is business as usual except for membership sign up. **CASH or CHECK ONLY**.
We would love it if you take a look at who sponsors our races. Lets support the people that support your race club. A full list of our 2021 sponsors is on our website and will also be on the back of the flyers but each race has 2 featured sponsors.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sE7wr8B61dX7kvyQA
- HINTON: Bonfire/karaoke/bike giveaway
- Cache: Littles XC
- OKC: Littles XC
- Arkansas: we will be working with AXC on this specifics TBA!
- Skiatook: Littles XC
- Guthrie: organized activities with AJAX MOTORSPORTS to benefit MPH
- Stroud: Enjoy the lake
- Cameron: Power wheels
- Ardmore: Potluck
- Cleveland: Littles XC
- Ada: Littles XC
- You must be a member of OCCRA, you can be on a family membership for no extra charge.
- If riding a motorized bike you must have a DOT approved helmet on. If riding a strider it does not have to be DOT approved but you must wear a helmet.
- There will be a $10 entry fee for each race this is so we can provide a personalized hoodie at the end of the season to the members in Littles XC
- It is recommended to have number plates on bikes OR numbers on fronts of shirts.
|Allow faster riders to pass. I understand that this is a “rule” already.being in the pro class I have dealt with the negative side of this far too much in my opinion. Everyone thinks they’re a pro when someone comes up behind them. Even if this isn’t added to the rule book, maybe a harder stance on it?||No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely|
|Do not block faster riders from passing. Especially if they’re in a different class.||No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely|
|Live engine starts for all mini racers||Safety Issue – No Vote|
|I would like to bring the proposal again this year to make it where you can switch machines mid race if you had two machines or a borrowed one.||Removed/Duplicate
|Proposal – I propose we take out the rule 6.1.7 – 8.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.||PASSED
This requirement will be removed from the rule book.
|Make it where you can switch bikes in a race if something happens to your bike. So you can just go hop on the other bike if yours breaks down||See above|
|They said there is a rule where no one from the 40+ class can’t get bumped… this need to change…||No vote. Explanation to Author|
|I would like to see the Open C class name be changed back to beginner. The reason for this is that when racers from other groups come to our series it sometimes creates a misguidance due to the fact that in other racing groups Open C is more even to our Sportsman/Novice classes. From reading the requirements for our Open C class in the rules it states that this is a entry level class. By changing the name back to beginner i believe this would help scoring personnel when people are signing up and cut down on the amount of questions that are asked.||Withdrawn by Author|
|I propose that we strike 6.2.2 2. Because it give riders incentive to go back out onto the track when the rider or bike is not race worthy. I’ve seen injured riders trying to push themselves to get half the laps when they should not have been on the course.||Edit/Clarification Accepted|
|6.1.3 13. I propose that we strike polaris ace being legal in utility class because they now offer a 900cc model that is 60 inches wide and will not be suitale for our tracks.||PASSED
Ace will still be allowed up to 50″ wide.
|I would like to propose that we go to having only 1 drop instead of having 2. The reason for this is if someone races all 12 races and a competitor only races 10 it could change the outcome of a placing in a class and possibly punish the person that put in the dedication to make all 12. For example. There is the potential of someone dropping 50 points if they race all 12 but if someone races 10 or less they are not dropping any points depending on the placing of the rider that raced 10 or less could jump ahead. This did happen this year in the XC3 class.||Fail|
|I purpose we do away with drops completely. This is a championship not a sprint race riders that are dedicated are being taking advantage of. I’ve watched it year after year a guy comes in and places good at 9 races works and beats riders that were dedicated week in week out and they raced 11 and worked and then get 2nd place or first loser how ever you want to look at it||Fail|
|make the age of 85s max out at 15||Withdrawn for Safety|
I suggest we add the rule of allowing practice starts at the starting area during the racers assigned practice time.
|Withdrawn by Author. Already allowed.|
I propose we bring back the +30 EXP class.
I propose we make a rule stopping the use of music listening devices during a race.
|I propose to add to 220.127.116.11 number of AP and/or advanced level classes will be given consideration when ties occur. This is for O-YAA awards.
I think difficulty if classes should be taken into consideration when ties occur since it is more difficult to get an A in an advanced placement class.
Details to be updated in the 2021 Rule Book
|I propose to change to the Youth Long Course requirements to say ” bikes that qualify for 85 mini class”. It currently just states 85cc and there was some confusion this year as to whether than meant 85cc and up or whether it meant only 85cc bikes, which then causes the question of if you have a 105 cc 2 stroke, it is acceptable in the 85 mini but is it also acceptable in the youth long course, for example. This proposal is just to add more clarification to the current rule.||Implemented by Officers|
|I propose to change the requirements for Quad Short Course A from ” Age 14+, no pro riders. For Quad Expert, Intermediate Riders, and other non-long course riders that fit into this speed category. Open displacement.” to “Age 14+, no pro riders. For faster Short Course Quad riders. Open displacement.”
And for Quad Short Course B from “Age 14+ no pro riders. For Quad Amateur, Sportsman, or other non-long course riders that fit in this speed category. Open displacement” to “Age 14+ no pro riders. For slower Short Course Quad riders. Open displacement”
We had a couple of situations in 2020 that, because of the wording, I was not allowed to promote B riders who were significantly faster than the other short course B riders because they rode Amateur long course, but who were competitive with the A riders in short course. In 2020, we learned that skill level in short course may not be the same as a rider’s skill level in the long course, most likely due to track length and difficulty.
|Implemented by Officers|
Winter weather got you down? Get amped up for riding season by tuning in to the Danger X Podcast by OCCRA member Tim Langer! Find it on all the usual places you get podcasts, or check out their page for new episodes.
Battle of the Border is back along with a number of exciting new locations. See you in about a month!
|1||Red Rock XC||OKCstorage.com|
|2/27/21 – 2/28/21||Hinton, OK|
|2||Battle with the Cattle||Overstreet & Son Construction|
|3/13/21 - 3/14/21||Cache, OK|
|3||Crosstimbers||RS Fuel, LLC|
|3/27/21 - 3/28/21||Oklahoma City, OK
*Different entrance than official trailhead
|4||Rock Creek (Battle of the Border with AXC)||Fuel Ministry||4/10/21 - 4/11/21||Booneville, AR|
|5||Williams Ranch||3S Team, LLC|
|4/24/21 - 4/25/21||Skiatook, OK|
|6||Make Promises Happen Benefit Race||Bluewater Divers|
|5/15/21 - 5/16/21||Guthrie, OK|
|7||Rockytop Ranch||Shawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki|
AMSOIL, High Noon Lubricants
|6/5/21 - 6/6/21||Lamar, OK|
|8||Stroud Lake||Shawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki|
RS Fuel, LLC
|8/21/21 - 8/22/21||Stroud, OK|
|9||Big Fox Run||Pink Zebra|
Cross 7 Veterinary Clinic
|9/4/21 - 9/5/21||Cameron, OK|
|10||Lake Murray||Git R Done Trucking, Inc.|
|9/18/21 - 9/19/21||Ardmore, OK
*Not at the ORV park. Different side of the lake.
|11||River Bend Ranch||Stillwater Powersports|
|10/2/21 - 10/3/21||Cleveland, OK|
|12||Walnut Grove||Brown Oil Tools|
Git R Done Trucking, Inc.
|10/16/21 - 10/17/21||Ada, OK|
Hey Racers!!! We have some very exciting news for you all. Who’s is in the market for a new bike for the 2021 season? Well here is your chance. We will be doing a raffle for a brand new 2021 KX250xc.
Raffle tickets will be sold at all of the early signups and the banquet. To qualify you would need to have been a 2020 member or upcoming 2021 member. 10 dollars a ticket with no limit on ticket purchases. The winner will be drawn at the first race Saturday evening after all of the Saturday racing is complete.
Big thank you to #altusmotorsports for providing the bike and everything they do for our club. So get out there to those signups and get your tickets and show the dealers your support.
Save the date for January 23, 2021 for the 2020 Season awards banquet and member meeting! The event will once again be held at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, OK. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches!
This is it…last chance to race OCCRA in 2020. Your race club would like to invite you and your friends to help us make the last race of the one to remember.
Can you believe after all challenges 2020 gave us we still pulled off a full 12 race season? Can you believe we did it with record attendance? Thank you so much to everyone that has showed up and made it so great.
Since the last round is so close to Halloween we are asking everyone to wear a costume to race in! Yes, you heard correctly, we are having a costume contest for those that dress up during the race. We are so excited to see how creative our members can be.
Hinton is largely a “sand track” that flows through the woods with some open sections. This will be our 4th time to race this property and it seems to keep getting better each time.
We would like to thank our Round 12 Sponsors for their support. Our very own Russell Doughty with Lampton Welding Supply has ALL of your welding supply needs. Go check them out or give them a call at 405.232.2577 or visit their website www.lampton.com.
Altus Motorsports is a familiar shop that has been supporting your race club very well all year long along with its partners. If you are looking for a new bike/quad/SxS, parts, accessories or apparel they have a well stocked showroom with knowledgeable staff to help you out.
Round 12 is the last round to take advantage of our $5 Temporary Membership. We are just shy of our 1000 member goal but have 1 more shot to make it happen. Reach out to your friends and family that are curious why you are always talking about how much FUN you have racing. Most of us have those other friends that have taken a break from racing for some reason. Reach out and hassle them and remind them what they are missing.
GPS: 35.459927, -98.412104
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/EeuKHmVsdLVp7jtd8
Your race club would like to invite you to race this highly anticipated venue centrally located in OKC which is what many members call their home track.
Round 6 is a make up race from the Summer. 2020 has thrown some punches at us but we are still on track for a full 12 race season!
First we would like to thank our RD 6 sponsors for supporting the race.
Service Master Restore is also a primary sponsor for RD 6. When disaster strikes, they will be there to provide the guidance, expertise and personalized care needed to ensure your life gets back to normal, quickly. Just call 405.528.6600 or visit SMRSI.com.
Please read through this as we summarize a few very important topics.
For Special events we have Littles XC which is really fun to watch even if you do not have kids that are racing. Of course you will always find Cole Williams leading bible study at the Gooberville portable palace at 7:30pm.
If your normal race day is Sunday for example, and you wish to earn work points please keep in mind you are supposed to work Sunday (your normal race day) because there is a limit to how many workers can be accepted on your non-race day. Is it possible to work Saturday, yes. Is it guaranteed that there will be an available position, no. We anticipate large numbers of racers working the last few races which is typically the only time this gets brought up. Please see recent posts for more details.
Quads and Bikes are on separate tracks for this race but the start is in same staging area. Quads will be enjoying the very spectator friendly Grass track which is really fast and flows well. Big bikes will be on the recently reversed Blue trail which is single track at its best! There are lots of recent videos posted of the track, just not the official OCCRA track as there will be some variations.
Although we are REALLY close to achieving our 1000 member goal for 2020, we are asking each of you to reach out to at least 1 person you know that would enjoy taking advantage of our $5 Fall Temporary Membership offer. Whether its someone new or a racer that has not been involved this year just remember how much enjoyment YOU get from this and we are sure you would want others to as well.
Please refer to GPS or 1 click directions below. If you OPT IN to our texts you will be treated to an even more simplified resource for directions.
Directions: THIS IS NOT THE NORMAL RIDING ARE ENTRANCE
GPS: 35.348646, -97.382942
1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5iKYeFWZmcv8dEZG6
There is a LOT going on at Round 11 – Battle with the Cattle and are breaking it all down for you in this video. Fireworks, live bands, $5 temporary membership and more! We are so close to meeting a goal we never set because it would have sounded crazy to think we could ever get 1000 members. Help your race club meet that goal by inviting your friends!
Posted by OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association on Thursday, September 24, 2020
First we would like to thank
/ Altus Factory Racing Development and
for sponsoring RD 11.
Your race club is very excited to invite you to race an all new track at Lake Murray this weekend. Officers and generous volunteers have been cutting this new track in for some time now and is ready for action.
Its a really fast track that weaves in and out of the tree lines along the shoreline. That is a recipe for a great weekend.
**Saturday evening is Fall Potluck dinner.** Hamburgers are provided by OCCRA and the Hot dogs by Russell with Lampton Welding. Looks like we will have great weather for it as well.
is sponsoring RD. 10. Altus Motorsports is a strong supporter of racing and has a wide selection of inventory with generous OCCRA discounts (see store for details).
Directions: THIS IS NOT THE “NORMAL” LAKE MURRAY RIDING AREA. Its at the RC Flying Field.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/js2ogbut79rfnjzV6
Here are the awesome folks who have nominated themselves for 2021 OCCRA Officer positions. We appreciate all of you that have nominated yourselves to contribute your time to this organization to help make a great series for all. There’s still a bit of time remaining to throw your hat in the ring, so please fill out the form if you are interested. There are many positions available for a wide variety of interests and skillsets. We hope that you will consider nominating yourself for a position!
Voting eligibility: Every 2020 full Member of OCCRA who is considered a Racing Member, which is defined as a Member who has completed at least (1) race organized by OCCRA in 2020 and is in good standing at the time of the election. Temporary memberships do not count for voting rights. The election for 2021 officers will be held at Round 11: Battle of the Cattle in Cache, OK. So make your plans to attend Round 11 – not only is it a fantastic venue with a unique track, you’ll also have a chance to vote for your 2021 leadership. You must vote in person.
(presented in alphabetical order by last name per position)
- Nick Cohlmia – I am currently the 2020 President. I have had the pleasure to be this great organization’s President for 2020, but I am just not ready to step back from it just yet. I would like to continue the role into 2021 and continue to work and make our great club bigger and better.
- Benny Darnell – Cause I’m Benny and you guys love me
- Emily Cohlmia – I would like to continue next year as our scoring director.
I have enjoyed creating and maintaining our clubs competitive classes. I have helped modernize our membership system to include online membership sign up and hope to continue to modernize as we go on.
- Mary Doughty – To continue to work with our riders to help encourage them to be the best they can be on and off the track.
To share the love of Jesus with our minis and adults.
- Mary Doughty – To continue to work with our riders to help encourage them to be the best they can be on and off the track.
Mini Track Director
- Russell Doughty
- Dylan Stanley – I race XC1 im getting too wore out these younger guys are too fast i wana step away from racing and focus on my sons’ racing by being a bigger part of OCCRA
- Allen Aboujeib – I have enjoyed being a part of this amazing team that works very well together. Working through the “2020” challenges in addition to normal challenges along side the other officers has impressed me considering what we pulled off. I believe my role has helped grow the club, keep members more informed & entertained. I still have goals to accomplish for 2020 but with what I learned my first year I feel like I can come into 2021 with more resources to keep members even more informed and engaged in their race club.
Sponsorship and Contingency Director
- Jessica Cochran – Continue making our sponsorship and contingencies bigger and better!
Continue sponsored awards for Minis, grow awards and giveaways to eventually every class!! Highlight riders and assist with individual sponsorship when needed.
I love hearing from the members and their ideas for making OCCRA better each year
RD. 9 at Big Fox Run is ON! We have inspected the track and it is ready for racing. There will be some muddy areas as expected but overall in good shape.
Gates open at 3pm Friday.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/yKUu4pX7B4uckhtr9