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2021 Rd 2 – Battle with the Cattle!

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

Congratulations to Johnny Horton – KX250 Winner!

Winning!

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.
Altus Motorsports  and OKCSTORAGE.COM. Thank you for supporting our club.
We were very happy to have Dylan with 405 Mods  out there turning wrenches for our members. They were super busy all weekend so thank you for supporting them as well.
We will have the Round 2 flyer out before the weekend so keep your eyes out for that.

2021 Round 1 Recap

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!

2021 Rd 1 is Almost Here – Details Inside

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.
Lets race!
Here are your 1 click  directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sE7wr8B61dX7kvyQA

Special Event Calendar for 2021

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:
  1. HINTON: Bonfire/karaoke/bike giveaway
  2. Cache: Littles XC
  3. OKC: Littles XC
  4. Arkansas: we will be working with AXC on this specifics TBA!
  5. Skiatook: Littles XC
  6. Guthrie: organized activities with AJAX MOTORSPORTS to benefit MPH
  7. Lamar:
  8. Stroud: Enjoy the lake
  9. Cameron: Power wheels
  10. Ardmore: Potluck
  11. Cleveland: Littles XC
  12. Ada: Littles XC
In order the be in Littles XC:
  1. You must be a member of OCCRA, you can be on a family membership for no extra charge.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. It is recommended to have number plates on bikes OR numbers on fronts of shirts.

OCCRA 2021 Work Schedule

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.

Sign Up Now!

2021 Rules Meeting Outcomes

Submitted by Proposal
Dylan Workman
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
Hunter Massey
Do not block faster riders from passing. Especially if they’re in a different class. No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely
Justin Lillie
Live engine starts for all mini racers Safety Issue – No Vote
Aaron Waldon
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

See below

Aaron Waldon
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.

Karson Dart
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
Antonio Acuna
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
Nick Cohlmia
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
David Campbell
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
David Campbell
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.

Nick Cohlmia
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
Andrew Tekaat
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
Tye Safi
make the age of 85s max out at 15 Withdrawn for Safety
Michael Cataldo
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.
Zac Cunningham
I propose we bring back the +30 EXP class.
No vote
Michael Cataldo
I propose we make a rule stopping the use of music listening devices during a race.
No vote
Emily Cohlmia
I propose to add to 6.3.4.1 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.

PASSED

Details to be updated in the 2021 Rule Book

Emily Cohlmia
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
Emily Cohlmia
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

2021 Race Schedule

Battle of the Border is back along with a number of exciting new locations.  See you in about a month!

RoundRaceTitle Sponsor(s)DatesLocation
1Red Rock XCOKCstorage.com
Altus Motorsports
2/27/21 – 2/28/21Hinton, OK
2Battle with the CattleOverstreet & Son Construction
Lawton Motorsports
3/13/21 - 3/14/21Cache, OK
3CrosstimbersRS Fuel, LLC
Performance HVAC
3/27/21 - 3/28/21Oklahoma City, OK
*Different entrance than official trailhead
4Rock Creek (Battle of the Border with AXC)4/10/21 - 4/11/21Booneville, AR
5Williams Ranch3S Team, LLC
Tulsa Powersports
4/24/21 - 4/25/21Skiatook, OK
6Make Promises Happen Benefit RaceBluewater Divers
Ajax Motorsports
5/15/21 - 5/16/21Guthrie, OK
7Rockytop RanchShawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki
AMSOIL, High Noon Lubricants
6/5/21 - 6/6/21Lamar, OK
8Stroud LakeShawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki
RS Fuel, LLC
8/21/21 - 8/22/21Stroud, OK
9Big Fox RunPink Zebra
Cross 7 Veterinary Clinic
9/4/21 - 9/5/21Cameron, OK
10Lake MurrayGit R Done Trucking, Inc.
Cannon Racecraft
9/18/21 - 9/19/21Ardmore, OK
*Not at the ORV park. Different side of the lake.
11River Bend RanchStillwater Powersports
RamJack
10/2/21 - 10/3/21Cleveland, OK
12Walnut GroveBrown Oil Tools
Shawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki
10/16/21 - 10/17/21Ada, OK

Banquet Updates

1/22/21

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.

1/20/21

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
Here are your 1 click directions to the Conference Center at the Expo Center https://goo.gl/maps/wKmpBqycRwTLXWBL7

Want to Win a 2021 Kawasaki KF250XC?

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.

Season Finale at Hinton

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

Round 6 at Crosstimbers – LOTSA Info Inside

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

IMPORTANT “Work Points” information

As we approach the last 2 rounds, remember those chasing points for overall year end awards must volunteer to work a race.
Whatever your normal race day is (Quads Sat., Bikes Sun.) for example is the day you would work. While we give you the option of paying a $15 transfer fee to work the opposite day if for some reason you cannot work your normal race day, there are restrictions. History has taught us that the last few rounds lots of racers are trying to squeeze their work points in. While it is normally not an issue, there is a cap on the number of workers that can work if you are trying to work on your non-race day. If you show up to work on your normal race day that is great and there are no caps. Again, only people wishing to work on the opposite day you normally race can be turned away if we max out on workers. Sorry but there are no reservations, its on a first come basis.
To qualify to work, you must sign in and be present at the Riders Meeting. You must stay until you are released and be signed out to get your 35 Work Points. If you leave without being released you do not earn any points.
Those that are working on their non-race day may enjoy racing the Trail Rider class only on their race day. So for example if a Long Course Bike wanted to work Saturday and race Sunday, they would pay the $15 transfer fee, work Saturday, race Trail Rider class Sunday. You cannot race in your class on a weekend you earn work points.
See you all in just over 1 week!

Round 11 – Battle with the Cattle!

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

Your race club is excited to invite you to race the “Battle with the Cattle” for RD 11 in Cache, OK.
There is a LOT more going on at this race than normal so please read over the flyer. There is also a separate video that breaks it all down.

First we would like to thank

Altus Motorsports

/ Altus Factory Racing Development and

Overstreet & Son Construction

for sponsoring RD 11.

Battle with the Cattle is another all new track exclusive to your race club. Russell Doughty and the Walker family have worked hard to lay this track out and build it.
RD 11 is our Annual $5 Temporary Membership we are asking you to help us promote in an effort to reach our goal of 1000 members for 2020. While OCCRA still remains one of the least expensive race clubs in the state, we are continuing to offer a 1 race “temp membership”. THIS IS VALID AT RD 11 ONLY. All other fees still apply which are listed on the flyer and are CASH/CHECK only. This is a great incentive to tell your friends that do not race or have been dormant this season. Help us reach 1000 members for 2020…we are so close!
We have several Special Events for RD 11:
** $5 Temporary Membership
** Littles XC kids race at 6pm
** Live bands at 7pm sponsored by JD Walker at Construction Unlimited
** Bible Study at 7:30 at Gooberville (Coles portable palace)
** Fireworks show sponsored by Duane Hill at Atlantic Pools of OKC
Gates open at 3pm Friday.
Here are your UPDATED 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/psDYY84ah3aknZVGA
GPS: 34.550994,-98.671496
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Quick Turnaround to Round 10

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.

Altus Motorsports

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

2021 Officer Nominees

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.

See the Nominees (click here)

Nominees

(presented in alphabetical order by last name per position)

President

  • 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.

Race Director

  • Benny Darnell – Cause I’m Benny and you guys love me

Scoring Director

  • 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.

Mini Director

    • 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.

Mini Track Director

  • Russell Doughty

Work Director

  • 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

Marketing Director

  • 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

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Rd 9 at Big Fox Run

Your race club is excited to invite you and anyone you know with a bike or quad to our Big Fox Run  event September 5/6 in Cameron, OK.

As we head to our Eastern borders make sure you contact all the racers you know in the surrounding areas to come race with us at BFR.

If you only attend 1 special event this year, the Power Wheels downhill is almost as excited as a spectator as it is to pilot one in a race. Be looking for a separate post about this special event as there are some very important details.

You can thank our very own David Brown with Brown Oil Tools for sponsoring the BFR race. Brown Oil Tools is your go to place for Down Hole oil field tools and can reach them at 580.436.0002.
If you are looking for lodging, Poteau is the closest town with modern amenities. You can also camp at BFR.

Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/yKUu4pX7B4uckhtr9

Round 8 Recap

We had a great turn out for RD 8 at Stroud lake and would like to thank everyone for coming out. The more you race, the more you realize some races are tougher than others. Your race club knows how demanding the conditions made that track and applaud your positive attitudes that proved to be wildly contagious. Glad to see so many people enjoying themselves. Now we leave RD 8 in the dust as we head to Big Fox Run September 5/6.

Thanks again to

Shawnee Honda Polaris Kawasaki

and the Central Oklahoma Federal Credit Union for sponsoring RD 8.

RD 9 is at Big Fox Run in Cameron, OK (near Poteau) in Eastern Oklahoma. We will have the flyer up by the end of the week but for those of you that like to plan ahead, here is the location of the track in case you need to secure lodging, want to check out videos of previous races held there etc. https://goo.gl/maps/pd5MhaUACDdqveot7
Check out results at http://www.moto-tally.com/occra/Results.aspx/2020/8/O1/CT

Bill Walker Benefit Ride

https://m.facebook.com/OCCRA/photos/a.390926917637422/3454936657903084/?type=3

Who would like to ride their dirt bike for a great cause?
Our long time member Bill Walker was recently in a terrible motorcycle accident requiring extensive medical treatment. Your monetary support in any amount will go a long ways to help him and his family.
Please help us share this information with your friends to get the word out especially those that do not use social media.

Welcome Back for Round 8

Here we go…RD 8 at Stroud Lake will kick off the 2nd 1/2 of the 2020 season in less than 2 weeks!
We hope that everyone has been enjoying the Summer break. Some of you may not have touched your machine since the last race and others have been riding a lot. Either way its time to start preparing.
If you are needing parts, maintenance or maybe a whole new machine one of our RD 8 sponsors is Shawnee Honda Polaris Kawasaki and will take very good care of you. They have experienced off-road enthusiasts on staff that would love to help you get what you need.
Central Oklahoma Federal Credit Union is also sponsoring RD 8 so we would encourage everyone to check out their website which offers a large variety of banking solutions. https://cofcu.net/
For those of you that are camping, RV hook ups are on a first come basis. Gates open at 3pm Friday. Please do not show up before 3pm.
Your race club will be very excited to see everyone. Please help us continue to grow our amazing sport by sharing this flyer and reaching out to those that do not follow social media.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pjgaFcHGqeJ6BuLXA

Short Week to Fry Lake

Your race club is excited to invite you to race Round 7 at the always popular Fry Lake track June 20-21 in Seminole, OK.
We have so many new members for 2020 that may not know just how amazing this property is. Racers will be treated to lots of rocks through creeks, fast sandy sections, tight woods and brand new for this year is the all new optional hard enduro section that would impress pro GNCC racers.
We would like to thank Cannon Racecraft for sponsoring this race. If you look around the local trails and tracks you will see Cannon Racecraft suspension logos on a lot of bikes. We will be bringing you more information about how they can get your machine set up to perform the way you want early next week so stay tuned for that as well as more details about the race.

Round 7 at Gruber ORV

Your race club is excited to invite you to spend the weekend playing in the dirt with us at the Camp Gruber ORV park June 13/14. There are only 2 races left before the Summer break and know you will want to get as much racing as possible in.
Gruber is located in a mountainous part of the state with lots of adventurous activities to do around there for those that want to make a full weekend trip. The track has lots of elevation changes, rocks, tight woods that really flow well and of course a few wide open sections.
We would like to thank the foundation repair experts at Ram Jack for sponsoring this event. We will be posting more about what they do earlier next week. If you are in need of foundation repairs check out their website www.ramjack.com for more information.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/2phsWxTHAK2MtFTH6
GPS:35.712143, -95.203948

Important Location Change for this Weekend

Very important race update. Please help us share this information.
Fry Lake can handle a lot of rain but once it is saturated it creates too many problems to race. It was looking like it would be good for the weekend but the sky just opened up this afternoon and dumped too much rain to have the race.
Now for the GOOD NEWS…we are still racing but are swapping with the Williams Ranch in Skiatook, OK which would officially make this round 4. The B Bikes should be happy because you finally get to race first.
We understand that this is last minute but your race club knows the vast majority want to race opposed to canceling.
The Williams Ranch has not got much rain in the last week and should provide great race conditions.
We will be updating the flyer as well as other information this afternoon so please stay tuned for that.

Baldwin Ranch Updates

Please share this important race update:
All races for Sunday are delayed 2 hours.
All practices are cancelled for Sunday.
We will have a parade site lap prior to all races.
85’s will race for 30 minutes instead of 45.
We have a great track that should be pretty good tacky dirt for most of the track and of course there will be a few sloppy sections you would expect in any “mud race”.
We had several people say how much fun it was racing in it today.
We will be doing lots of work on the creeks by race time tomorrow to present a great race. Thank you for your patients and understanding today. We were posting info as quick as we were getting it.