We’re looking for some awesome individuals to take on officer roles for the 2022 race season. As you all know, OCCRA is a member-led club where a handful of folks step forward each year to donate their time so that we can all enjoy riding, racing and camping. Unlike many jobs, what we are looking for in officers is simply motivation and desire. Officers bring their own touch to each position and that’s why we get a unique experience this year. Is this your year?? Check out the descriptions of the positions below. Other than the position of President, experience is not necessary. We’re looking for desire and willingness to learn, help and strive to make OCCRA a great place for all members.
President – The President shall provide general leadership and be the primary spokesperson for the club. He shall have fiduciary powers to act on behalf of the association. He shall conduct regular officer’s meetings as well as race-day rider’s meetings.
Vice-President – The Vice-President shall serve as the acting President and assume the duties of the President in his absence at any club function or officer meeting. The Vice-President shall serve as the Club Recorder for any race season business. He shall take and keep the minutes of any Officer’s meetings, and submit them to the Board Secretary. He shall serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the club newsletter and prepare said publication in a timely fashion. In the absence of the Board Treasurer, he shall collect all monies and fees and keep an accurate account thereof.
Race Director – The Race Director shall be responsible for conducting the race. He shall serve as the chief Referee, resolving all protests, and assigning penalties for various rules violations. He shall be responsible for designating work assignments for supervising track workers the day of the race. Upon completion of the course by the Track Director, he shall conduct a final inspection and review of the track to ensure proper markings and layout, and to identify worker positions and assignments.
Scoring & Membership Director – The Scoring & Membership Director shall direct the scoring of the races. He shall post scores and lap times for view by racers. He shall record an official account of the points and placings of each race prior to the next race. He shall hold an accounting of total points for year-end awards. He shall enroll all members and maintain the official record of club membership. He shall coordinate collection of race entry fees and race sign-ups. He shall assign race numbers to riders and assign riders to the various classes. He shall direct the Scorekeeper as his assistant to effect the scoring of the race.
Track Director – The Track Director shall be responsible for track layout and design. He shall cause a crew of club members to cut trail, lay out course, and mark track under his direction and to his specifications. The track shall be designed with safety in mind, and to be negotiable by all levels of rider. He shall work closely with the Race Director to effect these ends.
Equipment Manager – The Equipment Manager shall be responsible for transporting club equipment to the race site, and for transporting it back to storage after the race. He shall be responsible for the set-up and take-down of the score chute area, sign-in area, and line-up area. He shall serve as the caretaker of all club equipment and shall conduct proper maintenance and upkeep on equipment between races and during the off-season.
Mini Director – The Mini Director shall establish and effect a program of racing for children and youngsters. He shall design and lay out the Mini course, and oversee the running and scoring of the event.
Mini Track Director – The Mini Track Director coordinates with the Mini Director and lays out and coordinates the building of the track for the mini program. This position should be interested in designing a creative and challenging track for our young riders.
Work Director – Manages and determines work assignments for members that have signed up to work a race. Checks workers in and out. Reports work completion to Scoring Director for points credit. Ensures that trouble spots are manned.
Marketing Director – Manages communication through website blogs (news), social media, race flyers and newsletters (coordinating with VP). Coordinates purchase and distribution of race plaques. Uses media (photography, video, etc.) to publicize events and create post-race write-ups. Ensures that sponsors, partners and venues are recognized in communications when appropriate. Submits content for the website to ensure that the website is information rich and up-to-date. This position is perfect for a person that loves to use social media and communicate with the world. Your job is to let the world know how much fun racing is!
Sponsorship & Contingency Director – Sponsorships help OCCRA thrive and keep costs down by bringing in assistance from the community. Contingencies help attract racers to the series and also helps racers with the cost of participation. This individual is responsible for reaching out to the community to find series and event level sponsorship. The position also seeks out contingency program opportunities and submits race results to the programs in which we participate. This is another position that is great for an individual that likes to talk to others and tell them about how awesome the race program is.
Special Events & Banquet Coordinator – If you think the OCCRA experience is more than just racing, then this position is definitely for you! The Special Events and Banquet Coordinator plans extra curricular events on race weekends such as after hours activities, cookouts, etc. Coordinates all aspects of the awards banquet including sponsors, staffing, schedule, ticket taking, printed materials, presentations, giveaways and awards.
Please only nominate yourself. If you know someone that is good for a position, though, do not hesitate to reach out to them and encourage them to apply!!
VENUE & DATE CHANGE:
Your race club is excited to present the make up race for this weekends unfortunate postponement. Thank you all so much for understanding and being patient while your race officials worked on “plan B”.
We will be using our published Rain Date that is already part of our seasonal schedule on June 12-13 (next weekend). Mark your calendars, call your friends that aren’t plugged in to technology and spread the word!
The parking lot at Rocky Top Ranch is saturated now that the water table is so high and will not be usable for next weekend either so we are moving the race to Hinton. Hinton is a very popular sand track less than 1 hour from OKC. We are very grateful that the land owners are being so accommodating with short notice.
This is the last round before the Summer Break so bring your game and head into the break on a high note!
We will be pushing more info soon so please stay tuned. We just wanted to get this out there as soon as it was official.
Here are your 1 click directions:
GPS: 35.459927, -98.412104 https://goo.gl/maps/nc2FNNuXYgxMNTPG7
Sorry racers. We just got word that the parking lot at Round 7 is moosh from the last rain and cannot realistically handle our needs. The track is in great shape but have exhausted efforts to address parking alternatives.
We do not have make up race information yet. We just wanted to get this out there ASAP.
Please follow our posts, texts and website for updates coming soon.
Your race club is excited to invite you to race Round 7 in Lamar, OK at the Rocky Top Ranch June 5-6th! The name of the ranch says it all. OCCRA racers will be treated to laying down 1st tracks at this amazing property. New trails have been cut in and this weekend the hard working OCCRA trail crew will have it complete. Its very rocky and technical so call all of your rock riding buddies and make sure they show up.
This is our last race before the Summer break so there is no doubt racers will be pushing hard to finish strong.
We have 2 fantastic sponsors for RD 7 that offer product and services most racers could benefit from. Amsoil…yep, Amsoil which needs no introduction with the popularity of their brand will be out there giving racers deep discounts on their products. Shawnee Honda Polaris Kawasaki has all of your Honda, Polaris and Kawasaki needs as well as parts, accessories and apparel to keep you rolling. They take such good care of OCCRA members so make sure you check them out and support the people that support your race club!
Bible Study will be at Gooberville as always Saturday evening. We will also have another special event which is being voted on right now. Check out the Poll that puts the decision in your hands. What will it be? RC car racing or Dirt Bike Limbo?
Lamar is remote, just the way most off-roaders like it! Having said that, there are not many amenities nearby so come prepared. Henryetta is about 30 miles from the track with food, lodging and fuel. There are other small towns around but not many resources so do your research this week on what needs you will have.
More info to come this week…
Here are your 1 click directions:
GPS 35.166654, -96.131208 https://goo.gl/maps/zsSKZwewen1uHe7y6
Bluewater Divers is Oklahoma’s premier Scuba Diving shop that can train you as a PADI diver, take you around the world on tropical trips and of course has all of your favorite brands of gear with unbeatable OCCRA discounts.
Ajax Motorsports is an extremely popular bike shop that hardly needs introductions as they take very good care of OCCRA members and beyond and well know through the riding community. Check them out at the races to see what they can do for you. They are also hosting a rider clinic Saturday evening with limited spaces. Please contact them at 405.634.8400 to find out how to get in on that.
We have some HUGE pro payouts this weekend:
Bob Myers (MPH owner) is putting in $1500 to the big bike pro purse in the A race.
The John Vance Auto Group is putting in $1000 to the pro quad purse as well as a generous donation to the Silent Auction.
There will be a Poker Run Saturday Evening right after big bike practice about 6pm. Its $5 each to enter and you must sign up before the end of big bike practice. 50% of the entries will go to the winner and the other to the camp at Make Promises Happen. We could really use some volunteers to help with the Poker Run at each station.
Moto, Asphalt, Sand Track, Grass Track, Endurocross,
and the most fun you can have on two wheels!
THIS WEEKEND AT OMC!
The track will be a unique mix of motocross, enduro, asphalt, and XC sections with lap times of around 10 minutes. The tracks are designed to not favor any specific discipline of racing to encourage competition no matter your background with option lines around some of the hard stuff.
Here are a few things that you should know before the race.
Open moto practice 10:00-2:00
Mini GP practice 2-3 pm (shorter course for 50 and 65 riders only)
Big bike GP practice 3-4 pm (Long course, may have a section closed to preserve for race day)
Registration 4-5 pm ((Bring your helmet. both team members of the team race must sign up at the same time)
Stacyc Demo 4-5 pm at the mini track.
Stacyc Races 5 pm (Free Entry)
7:00 Gates open
7:00 – 10:00 Registration (Bring your helmet. both team members of the team race must sign up at the same time)
9:00-9:20 mini sight lap Wheels on the ground (Follow lead rider)
9:30-9:50 Big bike sight lap. Wheels on the ground (Follow lead rider)
10:00 Riders meeting at bleachers
MAKE SURE THAT YOU ATTEND THIS!
10:30 Race 1
10:30 First row goes (5 rows spaced 30 sec apart)
11: ish white flag
11:40 track clear
11:40 Race 2
11:40 Row 1 goes (5 rows spaced 30 sec apart)
12:20 ish white flag for leader
12:35 track clear
50 RACE 25 MIN Checkered flag
1: 15 Checkered
1:25 TRACK CLEAR
65 Race 25 MIN Checkered flag
2:15 track clear
2:30 Race 3 Team Race 2 hrs plus 1 lap
4:30 white flag
4:40 Track clear
40 min +1 lap
PRO (200% payout, $60 entry)
40 min +1 lap
85 CC NOVICE
50cc GP Race (Individual)
65cc GP Race (Individual)
2 hour+1 lap
This event will be digitally scored by OCCRA using their MOTOTALLY system. You will be given two number decals to be placed on the front plate and right side plate of the bike. You will need to bring your helmet to registration, both team members of the team race must sign up at the same time. We will install a barcode label under the visor of the helmet which will score you when you enter the scoring chute.
Be sure to slow down in the scoring chute to make sure that you have been scored. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have been scored. Also remember, no passing in the scoring chute!
Awards will be given 1st-5th place 30 minutes after each race near the scoring trailer.
$10 per-head gate fee
Pro Entry: $60
A and B Race $45
50cc and 65cc $25
Team Race $90 per team
*$50 Ironman Class
Teams of 2 riders.
**Parent/Child class is for parents/legal guardians and their legal children. The minimum bike size is 85 cc 17/14 wheel size.
Your race club is very excited to invite you, as well as our friends from AXC Racing to part 2 of the Battle of the Border. For part 1 last weekend, AXC whooped us on Saturday but but we had a lot of bikes show up Sunday to take the lead. As a result, Jason Sterling with AXC has to wear an OCCRA shirt at the race so make sure you get lots of pictures with him! OCCRA racers are + CHARGED for this upcoming race which will decide who the winner of the border battle will be. We would love it if you reached out to your friends to make sure they will be there. Talk with your favorite bike shops and make sure they are promoting it as well…
Round 5 is in Skiatook, OK at the Williams Ranch which has been a track favorite for many years.
We would like to thank the 2 RD 5 featured sponsors, in addition to the entire sponsor list for supporting RD 5.
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.
OCCRA members know what it means to be + CHARGED and loved the sportsmanship we witnessed at RD 4. The +CHARGED theme for RD 5 is Confidence which you will be hearing throughout the pits at the race next week. Lets help our friends at AXC feel welcomed as they adjust to our rules and formats which are a little different than theirs.
In addition to endless socializing opportunities with the mixing of 2 fantastic race clubs, we have the Littles XC Stacyc races at 5:30 Saturday Evening. Please make sure you are signed up by 4pm at the Scoring Trailer. Bible Study is at Gooberville at 7:30 where you will hear quite a bit more about the confidence you can have when you are + CHARGED!
Hey racers…next weekend we celebrate 2 fantastic race clubs that are + CHARGED coming together for a 2 part Battle of the Borders.
At the end of the day everyone will still be racing their own classes but there will be some things that are a little different. By nature, those with racer mindsets love exciting new things but we can also appreciate that not everyone deals with “change” well. The race schedule will be similar but both clubs have a handful of races that the other does not and still must race. That basically means the days will be a little longer. It’s been several years since we have done border battles and hope everyone has a blast.
Speaking to positivity and options, we know it’s a little bit further drive and the days will be longer. It’s a new track for most of you and is supposed to be REALLY worth it. You also get to meet and race others from AXC in Arkansas. OCCRA gives you 2 drops per season. Even if you win every race, your 2 lowest scores including no shows are tossed out. This helps you during injuries, tracks or weather you don’t like or just a bad race. We would love it if we have a fantastic turn out to show these Arkansas racers what kind of talent and sportsmanship OCCRA brings!
Sorry we could not get you this information sooner but our volunteer officers have been working hard with AXC to fine tune this with as much foresight as ￼possible. We will be pushing more details out this afternoon as well. Just wanted to keep you in the loop.
Round 3 at Crosstimbers in OKC is ON! Your race club is fully + CHARGED and ready to deliver what you have been thinking about all week. The LOVE that we all share for this sport bonds us. All you have to do is look around the parking lot this weekend to see that there are hundreds of other racers that are + CHARGED and loving life! The inspiration is very real and makes our volunteer officers so happy to see the LOVE.
LOVE is Round 3’s CHARGED theme. You can hear quit a bit more of it at Bible Study Saturday Night at 7:30 and/or OCCRA Church Sunday Morning.
Track report: Although the track got a lot of rain early this week the vast majority of the track is prime dirt but there will be some muddy spots. Quads and Bikes will mostly have their own tracks with minimal overlap.
RS Fuel and Performance HVAC are the featured sponsors for RD 3 and invite you to check out everything they can offer to our members.
PARK RULES: There are park rules at RD 3 that exceed our own. It is very important you help us stay in compliance. Helmets must be worn anytime you are on a motorized vehicle of any kind racer or not. This means spectators in golf carts, S x S etc. as well as racers just putting around.
In addition to the helmet rule, we KNOW this is very tough but we cannot ride the all new Endurocross section located in the parking lot. We will have it bannered off, feel free to look around but no riding.
If you have an existing permit please bring it. If you do not have a permit, OCCRA will provide you with a Day Pass you will get at the gate in a separate line.
Ever wonder how the promotion system works? Or maybe would just like to know a little bit more about the Moto-Tally scoring system as it works for OCCRA? Check out this 30 minute video from 2021 Scoring Director Emily Cohlmia!
Your race club is excited to invite you to race Crosstimbers–2021 Round 3 March 27-28!
Crosstimbers (Draper) is a local favorite offering diverse trail options and just minutes from OKC.
There are a few special rules with this race we will be pushing out in separate posts to avoid getting lost in the descriptions. We really need everyone to read the posts to get all the info.
RD 3 featured sponsors are RS Fuel and Performance HVAC. You can turn your race flyers over and see all of the great sponsors that support us. You can plan on the sponsors that take care of your race club also taking care of you if you need their services so please check them out!
Saturday race times are slightly tweaked to accommodate daylight hours so please make sure you check that out.
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.
Congrats to Johnny Horton that had the winning raffle ticket for the brand new Kawasaki KX250 XC from your race club!
Altus Motorsports will be decking it out with new graphics you may see at the next race. We were so excited to make this happen.
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.
We would also like to thank our featured sponsors for RD 1.
Everyone bring it in for a HUGE virtual high 5 from your race club. WOW, we don’t have official stats calculated yet but we do know that members set numerous attendance records for Round 1!
We are getting lots of redundant questions asked online so here is a quick response we hope you will help us share:
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.
We will be getting more info out shortly on the epic results of a very successful Round 1. Stay tuned!
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.
Altus Motorsports is a fantastic shop that stays well stocked and gives generous discounts to OCCRA members. If you are looking for great advice, service, parts/accessories or a new machine they will take good care of you.
OKCSTORAGE.COM is also sponsoring Round 1. Many of us have boats, RV’s and other toys with no space at home. Reach out to them at 405.301.9828 to see how they can help you store your toys.
Can you believe we are just over a week away from the 1st flag drop of the season? Our Special Events Coordinator Kirby Evans has put together a FUN season of events. Here is a preview of what she has come up with:
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
Cleveland: Littles XC
Ada: Littles XC
In order the be in 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.
Your race club is very excited to present a new level of organization when it comes to getting your 35 Work Points.
In the past, you would pretty much just show up on the day you wanted to earn your 35 Work Points and hope to get the job you wanted. Now, we have simplified that process by moving to an online registration. If you want to be a flagger at RD 7 for example, you can follow this link right now and reserve that position.
It is still possible but risky to just “show up”. There may not be available positions and/or you may not get the position you want.
The goal of this new and long overdue process is to improve awareness of Work Points, responsibilities related to working races and to help ensure the positions and days racers want to work are available to those that engage in this new platform.
We would love to discuss any constructive questions you have on this post. If you have a confrontation, please send us a private message.
Please help us spread the word to those that do not get our posts, texts or visit our website.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 126.96.36.199 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.
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.
The banquet is almost here and we have some info reminders for you:
The banquet is sold out. If you did not pre-purchase your ticket it is not possible to attend. Again, this is completely out of our control but we are still getting messages about it.
We have a company in place to live stream the event so you can enjoy it from home if you like. The link will be posted tomorrow well before the banquet starts after they get the link established.
Yes, you will have to comply with the guidelines we are all required to follow to be incompliance to have a successful event. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask.
There are no actual tickets so when we refer to having tickets its a figure of speech. We have a list of everyone that bought a “ticket” and will be checking you off the list as you enter.
We have worked hard to minimize the impact these restrictions will have on you but we are all in this together and is the only way the banquet can happen. Thank you for your understanding.
There is so much excitement about the Awards Banquet this Saturday, January 23rd we can hardly wait.
2020 tried to rattle us and get under our skin but Saturday evening we get to celebrate the WIN! We still gave you a full 12 race season and you showed up in record attendance. A celebration is certainly in order and here is the order of events for the banquet:
1-5pm – You can pick up your awards if you are not attending the banquet.
1pm – Rules proposal meeting
3-5:30pm – Early Sign Up for membership
6pm – Entry and seating for anyone with a Meal Ticket
6:45pm – Entry and seating for those not eating. Please do not show up earlier as we will not be allowed to let you in early.
7pm – Main event
BANQUET IS SOLD OUT. DO NOT SHOW UP IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TICKET.
We are operating under a long list of guidelines and restrictions that are out of our control. We have worked hard to minimize the impact these restrictions will have on anyone attending.
We all have our opinions about what’s going on in the world but this is not up for debate. In order for the banquet to be a success we need you to help us by being compliant with the regulations that will posted throughout the banquet hall.
For anyone wanting to “camp” at the Expo Center it is $25 which includes hook ups. You must RSVP with the Expo Center by calling 405.275.7020
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.
Lawton Motorsports is a great shop that is very involved in racing and has been a strong supporter of your race club this year along with Altus Motorsports also in the same family. This shop is very knowledgeable of their products and well stocked.
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.
Crosstimbers is a premium riding area that is well established and organized. You will not have to pay for a permit but if you do not have one already you will be required to go through the permit process minus paying for it and it can take a few minutes. We will have 2 entrance lines to expedite the process since so many riders already have permits. If you have a permit, BRING IT. If you do not have it with you, you cannot be looked up and will have to get in the non-permit holder line and go through that process. For non-permit holders, your complimentary pass is only valid for the race weekend. Annual Passes as well as day passes can be purchased in advance if you prefer but you WILL NOT be reimbursed for advance purchases.
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