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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.

Next Up: Round 3 Make-Up Race at Baldwin Ranch

Hey racers, your race club is excited to invite you to what we are officially calling Round 3 Make Up Race at Baldwin Ranch in Indiahoma May 16-17 next weekend.

We have a few special events we know you will love. There will be a Team Night Race as well as Littles XC and of course Bible Study Saturday evening. There are recent Facebook posts with more details as well as on the flyer.

Round 3 is sponsored by Ajax Motorsports in OKC. Lets show our support to the shops that support our club by supporting them. We will be doing a video with Ajax next week to spotlight some of the great things going over there. They are well stocked with all the parts and accessories you will need and if you let them know you are an OCCRA member they have special benefits for you.

Get directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4KwyrG1hhbey4KfB7

34.536700, -98.738286

Turn by Turn Directions: From OKC/Tulsa: Take I-44 south towards Lawton.  Take Exit 40B to US 62 West.  Travel about 21.5 miles to Indiahoma Road.  Turn left (south) and go 5.6 miles.  Turn left onto Woodlawn Road.  Go 1 mile and turn Right on Bandy Road.  Entrance will be on the right (west) side of the road.

Special Event Night Race at Baldwin Ranch

Special Event at Round 3 Baldwin Ranch!!!
Night Team Race!! Saturday at 8:45 PM (registration at 8:15 pm)
++Teams can be quad-quad, bike-quad, or bike-bike.
++Must have lights…they can be factory lights or something you can rig up. I would suggest a headlamp too.
++There will be a mini class (85 cc 2 stroke bike max or 150 cc quad max and 14 years old or younger) and a big bike class (minis can ride in the big bike class if they would prefer or have an adult team mate.)
++Teams may share one machine or have two machines.
++They will race at the same time.
++45 min. race
++Prizes for 1st place in both classes
++ Goggles, boots, and helmet required.
++ Need to have a team name.
++ Hand scored event, you must completely stop at scoring
++Registration for this will be at 8:15 PM on Saturday and race will start will be at 8:45 PM.
++Volunteer helpers would be very welcome if you want to come help out.
Let the trash talk begin…..

OCCRA Littles Super XC 4-Part Series

I am super excited to announce the
### #OCCRA Littles Super XC 4 Part Series ####
SPONSORED BY AJAX MOTORSPORTS
**Classes for our littles (under 7 years old):**
–Strider Bike (5 min race)
–12 in. Stacyc Bike (10 min race)
–16 in Stacyc Bike (10 min race)
–PW50 Training wheels (10 min race)
PLEASE READ DOWN FOR ALL INFORMATION!!!!
All riders will get a “jersey” with their name on it for the series IF you preregister prior to 10 AM Wednesday, May 13th.
Parents may follow their racer on foot (in fact, we encourage this), but may not hinder the race of any other racer. Helmets are required (a bike helmet is fine). Liability waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given in each class and year end awards will be given to the series winners at the OCCRA Banquet in January.
Series Locations:
  • Race 1 Baldwin Ranch May 16th at 6 PM
  • Race 2 Fry Lake May 30th at 6 PM
  • Race 3 Williams Ranch date TBD at 6 PM
  • Race 4 Part Land and Cattle October 3rd at 6 PM

Make-Up Race Scheduling

Hello Racers,

Here’s the revised schedule for the 2020 season.  This will take us up to the end of the Spring half of the season.  From there, we will pick up in the fall as usual.

  • Baldwin Ranch will be a rescheduled round 3 that is being made up in place of round 6 may 16th and 17th
  • May 30th and 31 – Round 7 at Fry lake
  • June 13th and 14th (Rain Date) – Round 2 at Gruber ORV
  • June 20th and 21 – Round 4 at Williams Ranch

Round 6 will be rescheduled using the fall rain date at a location TBA.

Venue Change for Round 6

IMPORTANT Round 6 UPDATE.

RD 6 will now be held at the Baldwin Ranch. We believe in being transparent yet also maintain professionalism. To keep it simple and ease gossip there was a contract dispute at Pettijohns that could not be worked out. We wanted to let you know as soon as we did. We will put an official flyer with announcements out very soon. Everything is the same for the Round 6 race except for the location. Please share information with your friends that may not be on social media, get emails or texts from us.

Round 5 at MPH is ON!

We are very excited to invite you to race Round 5 Make Promises Happen (MPH) this weekend, May 2-3.

MPH is not only an extremely popular track but it is also a charity race for a very good cause.

PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO SPECIAL GUIDELINES UNIQUE TO REBOOTING THE SEASON.

For this race to be a success it is critical that everyone respect and follow all guidelines. Do not overlook the CDC flyer even if it looks familiar. We have added addition guidelines to the top of the flyer.
In the event that you are affected in a way that prevents you from attending this race, we have options for you. These options can be discussed on a personal basis by calling Emily at 405.612.2660.
Please help us share this information. We will also be pushing out more information throughout the week.

The address to MPH is:

One Twin Cedar Lane
Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044

314915

Round 3 Postponed and Outlook

Effective immediately we have to hit the pause button on round 3 at minimum. We have more questions than answers right now and will continue evaluating all options for future rounds as well as make up races while keeping you in the loop along the way.
Our goal is to keep racing and believe that the passion for what all of us do on the track is essential for happiness in life. Your race club is still planning on delivering the epic season we promised you for 2020 but we are going to have to wait until the restrictions handed down to organizations like ours have lifted.

Round 2 Postponed

Hello Racers!!!
We have been weighing many factors as to whether or not we should race at our Round 2 Gruber this weekend. Unfortunately with all of the rain and the Covid-19 situation, we feel that the best course of action is to postpone the race to our rain date in June. We know that everyone wants to race, but the safety of our members is the number one priority. Continue to watch Facebook and the website on information for upcoming races.

OCCRA Events & COVID-19

You don’t have to search too hard to find reports about the threats of The Corona virus. We are in the business of adventure and plan to continue. Currently, we believe that being outdoors with minimal contact to others we will continue racing as scheduled. Please use all precautions being discussed from sources you feel are credible. If you believe you are sick or do not feel comfortable for any reason, please stay home. Otherwise, we believe the majority of the club understands and accepts the risks of exposure and desire to continue racing.
Your race club understands this is a sensitive subject with many conflicting opinions. Do not think for a second we are not discussing this rationally using the most credible information available.
Occra expects each individual to be responsible and self sufficient with any resources you believe are important such as hand sanitizers.
Please don’t be offended if your buddies or OCCRA Officers are hesitant to hug, shake hands etc. for the time being.
In short, we ask that regardless of what your stance on this subject is, you respect others stances. If you want to race…race. If you are uncomfortable with any aspect of racing please stay home.
As this subject continues to evolve we will keep you in the loop.
The image is just a cool picture of dirt bikes we thought you would enjoy.

Round 2 at Gruber Coming Up!

With Round 2 at Gruber approaching in 2 weeks we hope that this extra time everyone is getting has allowed everyone to get those race machines back in tip top shape. All of our officers and BOD would like to thank YOU the MEMBERS for a amazing turnout at round 1. Let’s keep this large number of riders going and continue to make this year amazing. We also want to challenge everyone to bring a new rider to every race this year to help grow our membership. So dial in that suspension for the first rock race of the year. Please do not forget to thank David Brown and Adam Criner for laying out this awesome track.

Race report: Round 1 at Strother XC was a huge success!

First off, the weather was 70+ degrees all weekend and attendance was off the chart! What a great way to start the season.
We are very happy with the overwhelming attendance and want to thank our members that have been referring their friends. Lets keep the momentum going…join us by setting a goal to get at least 1 person you know to start racing with us. This weekend we did a spotlight on Jay, a brand new rider that has never raced before and he is so excited to race with us now. Let’s get more stories like Jays and keep growing our sport.
Being a new track there were a few learning curves.
Thanks to Dave Campbell and everyone that helped fix the “soft spot” in the road. Also, thank you to those that patiently waited.
The Long Course (LC) Quad race had more than double the attendance of last year and got to enjoy laying down first tracks on this brand new venue. The new Short Course (SC) Quad race was also a success and looks like it will keep growing.
A and B big bike attendance was overwhelming. Bikes usually like tight woods and that’s exactly what they got. The majority of the track was nice tacky dirt but there were some mud bogs that could eat bikes which led so some really wide sections of track. The OCCRA crew worked hard between races to reroute and repair areas. Overall, most people we talked with or read on social media said they had a great time and enjoyed the technical challenges.
We introduced the all new Ajax Motorsports Medic Quad piloted by Michael Montgomery “Cheeseburger”. Your race club takes safety very serious and are grateful to Ajax for making this possible. Without your support, shops like Ajax would unlikely be able to support such critical portions of our club. Next time you are thinking about clicking a button to get those parts you need, check them out. They stay very well stocked on parts and accessories for popular brands in addition to a loaded showroom full of machines. We will be doing a better feature on the new Ajax Motorsports Medic Quad in the next round or 2 once Cheeseburger gets it set up the way he likes.
Easy Lay Liners is who sponsored Round 1 and would love it if anyone needing a pond, water treatment or trench pit liner will call them first.
Moving on to Round 2 at Gruber will be a completely different type of track and hope to see you there. Stay tuned for the new race flyer and venue information this week.

Pitch in with Work and Get 35 Points

Who wants an easy 35 points and a shot at a championship?

Working a race can be FUN, easy and often times very rewarding.

When you work a race you not only get 35 points but you also become eligible for overall season awards such as a championship, an embroidered jacket and personalized plaque. To be clear, you can win every race of the year but not be crowned champ or take home overall awards if you choose not to work a race. All OCCRA Officers and Board of Directors are volunteers, the help that you give on your work day greatly improves the overall experience of the weekend.

It is not necessary to put yourself on the schedule, just make sure you are ready for action at the time our race flyers indicate. Your work day needs to be the same day as you normally race. LC Quads for example would work a Saturday and LC Bikes would work a Sunday.

Working a race can be anything from being a flagger to getting on your bike or quad and following racers to make sure everyone is ok which we call a sweeper. If there is a tough section of track you may be asked to assist riders in need for example. Aaron Waldon is our work director you will report to by the scoring trailer and will explain the different positions available the day you work. The scope of work changes race to race.

OCCRA allows you to choose which race to work. Maybe you are still nursing an injury coming into Round 1. Take advantage of work points if you are able to be mobile. Maybe you are not great with certain types of tracks like rocks or sand, take home 35 points instead of riding a track you know you wouldn’t do well on.

If you are not chasing overall season points and awards you don’t have to work even though it can be a lot of fun and rewarding.

You will need to work 1 day for each class you race in.

Last Early Sign-Up Opportunity at Altus Motorsports!

Join us this Saturday, February 15th from 10-2 at Altus Motorsports for our last 2020 early membership sign up opportunity. We have been signing up so many new bike and quad riders in addition to existing members which is extremely exciting. We hope everyone has been getting the opportunity to go practice because it looks like there there will be plenty of competition this year.

So, why sign up early?

  1. Get your numbers locked in.
  2. Take advantage of the all new Gate Pass ONLY available at early sign ups. LAST CHANCE IS THIS SATURDAY!
  3. Sign up for Fly Contingency, your chance at FREE gear.
  4. Avoid potentially long lines at Rd.1 in Seminole.
  5. Generous discounts off of parts & accessories (see store for details).
  6. Drop your bike off for pre-season maintenance.

Looking forward to seeing our Shawnee area racers this Saturday.

Altus Motorsports
2116 E Broadway St
Altus, OK 73521
580.477.1500

1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/n6QHJ1v8jupcKS2a6

Opt In to Text Message Updates

Your race club is always listening to ideas and looking for new ways to keep racers informed. We are rolling out a new way to stay connected for convenience and safety if you choose to OPT in.

If you OPT in to our new texting services we will not “spam you” but you can expect reminders prior to each race with important information including 1 click directions to the track making it easier to find us. We will also be using it in the event of a race cancellation, special events etc. You can OPT out at anytime by texting “STOP”. Here is how you OPT in:

Text raceoccra to 84483 for anyone other than mini’s.

Text occramini to 84483 for mini’s.

FYI, when you OPT in, you will receive a text from Rainedout which is our text service provider including legal info. After the initial sign up message, it will just be OCCRA info.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the 2020 race season which is just over 1 month away.