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***Round 7 Announcement***Please share***

***Round 7 Announcement***Please share***

Hopefully by now, everyone has seen Cole William’s post earlier in the week about Round 7 and possible race locations changes. Well, the inevitable has happened and we are changing race locations for Round 7.

Due to soaked ground and the potential rain this week, we are not able to race Pleasant Valley Farms, so at this point in time we will return to Skiatook for “Williams Ranch XC: The Return to Gooberville!” For those of you that raced here at Round 6, I have been informed that we will be making some track changes and skipping the large creek crossings that flooded at Round 6.

Round 7 is sponsored by Lampton Welding Supply, so we would like to thank them for their support and for providing over 150 awards for this round.

Food vendor this round will be Mona’s Rose of Sharon. We continue to have good feedback from their food and their hospitality, and we appreciate them being a loyal vendor.

We will have a special event on Saturday evening at 6:00pm. This round we will have training wheel and Strider bike races for the kids. There will be multiple classes for different age groups, so bolt on the training wheels and bring those Striders and meet around the scoring trailer at 6:00pm.

GPS coordinates are 36.438007, -95.97296.

As always, be sure to visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd07/ for the latest news and info, as it should be updated soon.

CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL 405-390-5227 and we will see you next weekend at Round 7 at Williams Ranch XC: The Return to Gooberville!!!

Update on Pleasant Valley Farms Rd 7

Update on Pleasant Valley Farms Rd 7

June 22nd and 23rd

The weather this week has been amazing however the forecast for next week is showing rain. We are 10 days away so no one can really predict how it’s going to go. David Brown will be down there this weekend building track. Get with him if you know anyone willing to help. We also need someone to mow the parking area. This year will probably be the same as last year as a last minute decision of wether we can race there or not. The parking area is the type that holds moisture and even though the track could be fine, the wrong amount of rain at the wrong time can cause parking problems. We want to keep everyone’s stuff in the best shape possible. Even though our race machines are built for it, our vehicles might not be. So that being said, In the event that we have to make a last minute decision, Williams Ranch (due to similar location and the ability to handle more rain) will be ready. In the case of huge amounts of rain we will have Baldwin Ranch available. If neither of those are able to hold a race then we will use our 2nd rain date that is 10/12/19. If we can’t race the PVF location as scheduled this time it will come off the schedule for this year due to their planting schedule. Hopefully all goes well and we can race this amazing venue with amazing weather. We haven’t tapped into the full potential of this property yet and David Brown is looking to have an 8 mile track this year. We want to thank our gracious landowners for allowing us to have options and letting us race. IF we have to change anything we apologize for any inconvenience and we will get updates out ASAP. Our goal as officers is to provide safe and the highest quality of races possible. Thank you.

Next Race (Schedule Change): Rd 8 at Red Rock XC (Hinton)

Rd 8 Flyer

See full revised schedule: //www.occra.com/2019-race-schedule/

Round 8 at Red Rock XC;Part 2 is just days away. We’d like to start by thanking Shawnee Honda Polaris Kawasaki for sponsoring this round and providing over 150 plaques.

This round we’d like to welcome back Mona’s Rose of Sharon as our food vendor. Be sure to show them your support and get some great food. Bible study will take place on Saturday evening at the scoring trailer at 7:30pm.

There will not be a special event this round, so we apologize for that. We will resume next round with a Saturday evening event.

As always, please share this post. Be sure to visitwww.occra.com/races/2019-rd08/ for the additional information. Also, approx. GPS coordinates are as follows:
35.4604867, -98.4124877

Thank you all and we will see you at Round 8 at Hinton.

*****ROUND 7 UPDATE*****PLEASE SHARE******

*****ROUND 7 UPDATE*****PLEASE SHARE******
We recently got word that Pleasant Valley Farms is underwater, there is no bridge to get to the parking area, and the river has gone over its banks. So, we have no choice but to make race location changes. June 1st and 2nd we will be racing Round 8 at Red Rock XC in Hinton, OK. Then, Round 7 at Pleasant Valley Farms in Sand Springs, OK will be raced on June 22nd and 23rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience this creates, but after evaluating multiple options this is the one that we feel will work best.

Be watching Facebook for the race fliers, additional information, etc. Thank you, OCCRA members.

Ready to Rock Round 6 at Williams Ranch

Round 6 at Williams Ranch in Skiatook, OK is just days away, and we hope everyone is ready to go racing after having an extra week off. Speaking of the extra week off, all of us officers at OCCRA hope that all you race moms and grandmothers had a great weekend off to relax and spend time with you family and loved ones.

We would like to thank Cole Williams and the entire William’s family for letting us continue racing on their property. This is a great track year after year and is always a fun race. We would also like to thanks 3S Team LLC for their continued support, and for sponsoring this round and providing over 150 awards.

The food vendor this round is Big Black’s BBQ so be sure to show them your support and get some good BBQ.

Saturday evening will be the special event, and this round it will be Barrel Racing!!! You’ve seen this done on horses, but not as often on bikes and quads. This is sure to be a fun event for racers and spectators alike. It will begin at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Looks for the crowd and barrels set up for the location.

Following Barrel Racing, this weekends Bible Study will take place at 7:30pm at the scoring trailer, unless otherwise announced.

We also have a host hotel this weekend. Info as follows:
Quality Inn & Suites
7653 N Owasso Expressway
Owasso, OK
918-272-2000
Sonny- General Manager
Tell them your with OCCRA
69.95 per night

GPS coordinates are 36.438007, -95.97296. For the latest information and additional details, visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd06 and if weather is in question, be sure to Call Before You Haul at 405-390-5227.

New Gate Policy for Baldwin Ranch

ATTENTION RACERS!!! We are starting a new policy and we want to give it a try. For Rd5 Baldwin Ranch the gate will open at 3pm on Friday like normal, however we will be securing the property at midnight each night on race weekend And opening it up at 6am each morning. This will add some peace of mind for racers on the property. For 99% of you it won’t change anything, it’s just added security. For those that need in or out in an emergency you can send a message to the OCCRA Facebook page, or call or text 918-695-7270. Leave your name and number on the voicemail or text message and we will get back to you.

Round 5 at Baldwin Ranch Info

Round 5 at Baldwin Ranch is just days away. We would like to start by thanking Cannon Racecraft for sponsoring this round, and providing all the awards. If you’re looking for someone to do suspension work, engine work, or powder-coating, be sure to pay them a visit.

This round we welcome back Mona’s Rose of Sharon as our food vendor. Be sure to show them your support and get some great good form them. Racer favorite is “The Mess” for breakfast, and their “Pickle-O’s” are amazing as well.

We have a few special events this round. First, we have a Side-By-Side race on Saturday at 3:00pm, following the short course vintage races and before practice. Be sure to look at the new times on the schedule this round due to that race. Secondly, we will be having a Relay Race on Saturday evening at 6:30pm, so be sure to come join in the fun event.

As always, Bible Study will take place at 7:30pm, and be sure to find Cole Williams or Dave Campbellfor the location, or ask an officer and they can get you that info.

In addition, thanks to Batman Bailey for providing a sight lap of this track, so be sure to check it out at the link below.

As always, be sure to visit the OCCRA page for additional information and details, and we will see you at Round 5 this weekend.

//www.occra.com/races/2019-rd05/

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SxS Racing at Baldwin Ranch

Special race at Baldwin Ranch Round 5. We are going to have a SXS race on Saturday afternoon at Baldwin Ranch. The details and rules are as follows:

Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm
Bike practice will being at 4:00pm
$5 temp membership
$50 entry fee
3 classes: turbo, 1000, 900 and below
Helmet, goggles, and seat belt required
Fire extinguisher required
Harness and fire suit recommended
Payout will be 100% to top 1/3 in each class

I know this is a little late of a notice. Please share to all you SXS friends. If you own one, bring it. If your neighbor owns one, borrow it. If your local dealer has one, go finance it, and get out here this weekend for some fun.

Rd 4 Race Announcement

Attention Racers!!! Sorry for the short notice but we are making a race decision. We are not cancelling but we are ending ALL race activities for Saturday following the Vintage short course races. NO Saturday bike practice!! The track is CLOSED following the vintage bike races.

Sunday, we will begin practice at 7:00am as scheduled, but we will allow an extra hour for practice and will begin racing at 9:45am. Church and riders meeting will begin at 9:00am.

Again, sorry for the short notice, but as we speak the rain is heavy, the wind is strong, and the track needs some repairs. Everyone here at the race stay dry and enjoy a night in the campers. We will see everyone bright and early Sunday morning.

Rush to Rush Springs for Round 4

Round 4 at Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park in Rush Springs, OK is just days away, and we are very excited about several special events this weekend. First, we would like to thank Anthony Standard and ServiceMaster Restore for sponsoring this round.

Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park offers a mix of XC and MX on a fast and fun track, and we want to thank Victoria Pettijohn and Billie Pettijohn for opening up their property to host this race.

I mentioned special events this round, and we have 3 things we would like to share and ask all racers and fans to support this round.

1st, Rick Smith, with support from Ajax Motorsports, are hosting a special fundraiser to support one of our own racers, Rick Swanda, #758. Rick Swanda is in need for a liver transplant. They will have Breakfast, Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Drinks all weekend at the AJAX Motorsports trailer. In addition, they will have raffle tickets available for lots of great giveaways!! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO RICK SWANDA.

2nd, Team Autism is hosting a fund raiser on Saturday and Sunday. They will be selling cookies, Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Ice Cold Milk, Etc.This will take place at the Team Autism Canopy. ALL PROCEEDS TO TO TEAM AUTISM.

Lastly, on Saturday evening at 6:00pm there is be Water Balloon Supercross. This event will take place on the MX track, so be sure to be in the area prior to the event for fun event for all riders.

Bible Study will take place on Saturday evening at 7:30pm. If you are unsure of the location, be sure to ask an officer and they can get the details to you.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week at Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park. As always, be sure to visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd04 for the latest race info, and if the weather looks concerning be sure to Call Before You Haul at 405-390-5227.

Get Directions: 2019 Rd 4 at Rush Springs

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Gruber Up Next!

With Round 2 in the books, we are now 5 days away from Round 3 at Gruber ORV Park in Braggs, OK. For all you racers that love the rocks, this track is for you!

We are happy to have BluewaterOKC as the round sponsor, so special thanks to them for their continued support of OCCRA racing.

This round we are privileged to have Mona’s Rose of Sharon as our food vendor, so be sure to pay them a visit for breakfast and lunch. Be sure to get The Mess for breakfast, approved by Cole Williams! It’s his favorite!!!

Saturday evening we have having our traditional OCCRA on Saturday Night @ 6:30pm. Burgers are provided by OCCRA and hot dogs are provided courtesy of Lampton Welding. We ask that everyone bring a side and/or
dessert to share. Also, bring your own beverages and chairs. Following the Potluck will be Bible Study at 7:30pm.

In addition, we have a host hotel for this round. LaQuinta Inn at 1701 N. 32nd Street, Muskogee, OK. Call 1-918-913-9541to make your reservation.
Room rates: $72.00+tax
Tell them you are with OCCRA.
Just FYI: It’s not real trailer friendly but most of the hotels in Muskogee are not.

As always, you can get the latest round info as well as driving directions at www.occra.com/races/2019-rd03.

If you’re ever in doubt of weather conditions and race status, Call Before You Haul. 405-390-5227

Everyone have a great week and we will see you March 30-31 at Gruber for Round 3.

2019 Round 1 at Fry Lake POSTPONED

As you all know already, the forecast for the weekend is less than ideal. After conversing with the landowner and discussing conditions and risks, we have decided to postpone Round 1. Please stay tuned for schedule updates. We appreciate everyone’s patience and hope that you are able to stay safe, dry and warm this weekend!

Online Membership Now Available for Individual Memberships

Hey guys! Super cool announcement! Read all the way to the bottom!! We have been working hard and have tested and tested, and now we have an online signup option for SINGLE memberships. This is only for SINGLE memberships at the moment. We are still working to make it available for family memberships but we aren’t there yet. So here’s what you do.

  1. Click the link below or go to the getting started page on the OCCRA website.
  2. There are 3 pages to fill out: membership, payment, waiver. You must do all 3.
  3. When you have completed all 3 you’ll be sent to a page that says congrats!
  4. You will get 3 Confirmation emails. Yep, you guessed it! 1 for membership, 1 for payment, and 1 for waiver. If you don’t get one of the emails we will probably be contacting you.
  5. Be patient, do NOT click the payment button more than once. If you do then I get a bonus! It will charge you twice, or how ever big of a bonus you want to give me. (Coleman)
  6. You will have a copy of all of your documents in digital format and so will we!
  7. Double-check all of your information because this will be whats on your year end awards and the email we submit to Rocky Mountain for race gas cards.

Here is the link! Have a blessed day and get ready for rd 1 at Fry Lake!

//www.occra.com/how-to-get-started/

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Early Registration Opportunity at Honda of Tulsa

Come and save 15% on parts and accessories at Honda of Tulsa (4926 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114) when you sign up for your 2019 OCCRA membership! Early membership registration at Honda of Tulsa will be on February 16th from 11-3. Bring your Fly bucks for special discounts!

2018 Rules Meeting Recap

Below are the rule submissions that were considered at this year’s annual meeting along with outcomes and explanations.

  1. Via GoPro Footage or occra official eyewitness If caught cutting Track automatic DQ for that race if caught again automatic DQ from the series Cut and dry no gray areas no excuses

    Culled and member not present.  DQ is OCCRA’s harshest penalty and is generally reserved for extreme circumstances.  A DQ not only counts as a zero, but also cannot serve as a drop.  Officers will continue to try to improve track layout to reduce opportunities for intentional cutting and address with penalties.

  2. Pro payout 200% OR make the pro entry the same as all other classes. Paying extra is not fair when the payout is capped at $210 and you only leave with $150 and having to race at such a higher level. Also if the payout is better more pros will come which is good for spectators and kids to watch and learn and it raises the skills of the whole club by learning new speeds

    Member Not Present.

  3. 2019 Rule Proposal Change for Pro Payout

    For the 2019 season I propose that OCCRA increases the Pro Payout. Right now, the series has the pay capped at $210. I don’t think there should be a cap at all, more racers should mean better Payout. Racing against more people should be rewarded. If OCCRA wants to attract more Pros, which would ultimately bring more racers across the board, they need to raise their Payout. The lack of pay is hurting the Pro turnout. I think an increase in the pay chart would attract riders from outside of our current series circle. Attracting riders from outside of the OCCRA series should be a priority to the series. Getting more riders will lead to
    better and faster competition which will raise the level of riding of all individuals racing. Just from my personal experience racing the OCCRA Series, I have often missed Occra races and traveled out of state because other series in the surrounding states where having a bigger payout. When they host these Bigger Payout races they attract racers from several states. As a racer, I would love to be able to race the Occra series and know that I am racing the best riders in the Midwest Region. OCCRA is simply missing out on riders and not providing us racers with better competition. If OCCRA chooses not to make a significant change to Pro Payout, I for see the quad numbers will continue to drop. Make some changes, reward your Pro riders, and Lets get the Occra Series numbers of riders up.

    Solution Ideas

    * Remove the $210 Cap on Pro Payout, with the increase in riders
    * Change payback policy to 40% of class gets payback up to 5th place
    * Increase minimum payback for 1st place to $310-400
    * Have a One to Two Big Race Events a year with $500-1000 payouts

    Submitter agreed after discussion to accept the proposal by Cole (listed next), as it met most of the suggestions.

  4. I propose the following change to the pro payout. I’ve been wanting to change this for years. I see now there is interest in changing it from pro riders. I would like to offer my 2 cents. The following would include:
    1. Make pros able to earn higher payouts based on attendance with basically no cap to payout amount.
    2. OCCRA would be able to invest less money.
    3. Payout structure is more fair and rewarding.
    4. My layout has 9 payout levels, the current chart has 8, so not much room will be added to the rulebook.

    This will need to be made into a chart style if passed.

    1 rider 1st $210
    2 riders 1st $285
    3-4 riders 1st $285 2nd $60
    5-6 riders 1st $285 2nd $100
    7-9 riders 1st $350 2nd $150 3rd $60
    10-14 riders 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $100
    15-19 riders 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $100
    20-24 riders 1st $600 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100
    25+ 1st $900 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100

    PASSED.  Officers will also seek opportunities for periodic larger purses via sponsorship.

  5. Colored backgrounds or numbers for the different classes so it’s easier for younger ones to identify those not in their class.

    Member not present.

  6. Why does the 85 class go before the 65 classes the 85 tears up the course alot more the the 65’s

    Member not present.  However this operational change may be considered by the officers.  The current order is designed to allow the 85 racers more break before the long course races.**

  7. Add 30+A, 40+ Intermediate Proposals

    Culled.  Adding additional classes without known riders to fill them would thin existing classes and jeopardize competition and contingencies.  However, officers will consider adding new classes if need is demonstrated during the season.

  8. Add 65cc Girls Class

    Not present.

  9. In the spirit of competition, I propose to change the age classes of womens short course quad to an A and B class. The purpose of the reorganization a few years ago was so that when you line up, you dont automatically know who is going to win. There are different levels of riders in both 30+ and womens SC and both have quick riders and slower riders. I would like to see these be speed based classes rather than age to foster competition and put rider levels in the same speed category. We all ride the same time and the same track anyway, so age shouldn’t matter so much as how fast you are.

    Passed

  10. I propose that OCCRA add a temp $10 membership for the entire year. (this could be discounted after the break or for any co-sanctions or special events). This membership will act as our current temp memberships do:
    1. It would be active on a per weekend basis.
    2. It would allow for any weekend awards and results, but no series points.
    3. It would allow riders to try OCCRA for a slightly cheaper cost. (maybe getting a couple more riders.)
    4. It could help keep 1 or 2 time racers out of year end points calculations.

      Withdrawn

  11. If a rider enters a class after the summer break, they will be eligible for the individual race award (1st, 2nd etc), but will not be awarded series points and/or overall points, unless approved by a 100% vote of the current race officers.

    Withdrawn

  12. To be added to team quad race rules: both members of the team must work the same weekend for year end points. This was an issue and there were teams where both members did not work. One member was allowed to work for the team, and I do not think this is fair to the other teams who both members worked.

    Withdrawn

  13. I propose combining Quad Team A and B.

    Passed.  If numbers return and justify, class can be re-split.

  14. Quad Team Class Requirements
    In the spirit of creating the team class it was intended that it be a team event. I want to add the rule that both racers must attempt a lap but this will further regulate a “fun” class. In the instance Team A only has 1 quad and rider 1 breaks down before rider 2 gets to attempt a lap TEAM A would be DQ’ed which is not my intention. I only ask that wording be added to something of this effect. “The team race is to be considered a team event in all aspect of rules on the class.” I would want it implied TEAM A would work as a team and race as a team and not as individuals. This class has enough rules and I don’t want to add one but the spirit of the class should remain as a team.

    Passed

  15. I propose all age based classes be off of the racers age as of Jan 1st of that year. This matches the minis and short course rules. This also will prevent the temptation of someone moving classes mid season which causes more work for scoring, and a problem if it is missed.

    Passed

  16. 2 hour (A)race or 50 miles. (+ 2 other similar ones)

    Culled.  Race time has been changed back and forth in each of the last two years.  Changes to A/B race times could be considered, but has hurdles due to current setup of promotions, class transfers and software limitations.

  17. I propose to change the rules for the O-YAA awards. The way they are calculated is outdated and most schools do not use these standards any more. I propose to change them to: A=4 pts., B= 3 pts., C = 2pts., D = 1 pt., For schools that grade on S/U….S+= 4 pt., S=3 pt., S-= 2 pt., U= 0 pt. For classes that are Pass-Fail, Pass = pt., Fail = 0 pts. For schools that grade on Standards based grading, 2 state-licensed educators that are Club members, appointed by the race officers of that respective year, will make any point-decisions for those grade cards. All grade cards and-or transcripts should be submitted to the Vice President by November 1st for year end award eligibility.

    Passed with removal of “that are club members”

  18. I propose the membership price change from $30 single/$50 family to $25 for every member. This change would cause quite a few changes.
    1. Single members would get a discount.
    2. While 2 member family’s price would not change, this would increase the membership cost for any family with 3 or more members.
    3. This would allow for online membership signup.
    4. This would allow for accurate cost tracking of membership money.
    5. This would begin the process to get to the ability to have online race registration.

      Failed

Number Reservations Now Open

Hello OCCRA Racers!!! The 2019 season is fast approaching, and we are pleased to announce that number reservations are now open. With that said, there are 2 things that are very important…

1. If you raced last season and are staying in the same class, please do not reserve a number. You already have your current number reserved.
2. Please wait to order your graphics until you receive an email confirming your number reservation.

Visit the following link to reserve your number. Thanks.

//www.moto-tally.com/occra/SeriesRegistration.aspx

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Banquet Information for Tomorrow

Racers and fans!!! Get ready for an awesome evening of awards and prizes celebrating the 2018 OCCRA season! The banquet is on as scheduled. Please dress warm and drive safe.
Also note. Early signups are postponed due to an online signup feature coming in the near future. We will be having number reservations ONLY, from 4-5. No helmet needed and no money since your ONLY requesting a number. Don’t forget the rules meeting starts at 1pm tomorrow and the submission form closes at 5pm tonight! The doors open at about 530 with the banquet dinner starting around 545.
 — feeling excited at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center.

More info: //www.occra.com/events/2018banquet/

B Race Start Rush Springs

2019 Race Schedule

Racers and fans, here is the 2019 schedule with venues. We are excited to have some new tracks this year, as well as some regular venues.

2018 Awards Banquet
1/19 — Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center; Shawnee, OK

3/2-3/3 — Fry Lake; Seminole, OK
3/16-3/17 — Hinton; Hinton, OK
3/30-3/31 — Gruber; Braggs, OK
4/13-4/14 — Pettijohn’s; Rush Springs, OK
4/27-4/28 — Baldwin Ranch; Indiahoma, OK
5/18-5/19 — William’s Ranch; Skiatook, OK
6/1-6/2 — Pleasant Valley Farms; Sand Springs, OK
6/22-6/23 — TBD
6/29-6/30 — Rain Date
— Summer Break —
8/24-8/25 — Stroud Lake; Stroud, OK
9/7-9/8 — Big Fox Run; Cameron, OK
**Co-sanctioned race with AXC
9/21-9/22 — Discoveryland; Sand Springs, OK
10/5-10/6 — Sundog Trails; Lexington, OK
10/19-10/20 — Rain Date

We expect to have Round 8 finalized prior to the Awards Banquet, and I will update this post once it is finalized.

Thank you to all the racers, fans, and families for a great 2018 season, and we are looking forward to even greater things in 2019.

Class Structure and Promotions Survey

This survey has been created to obtain a general idea of the sentiments of current and prospective riders in terms of class structure and rider movement between classes.  This form is about the big operational picture –  if you have ideas that you feel would improve the series, please use the long answer fields to offer those ideas.  This form is NOT a rule proposal and specific entries will not be presented at the member meeting, but data trends from the form may be used to craft proposals for presentation at the member meeting.  We also have the rule proposal form that you can use to submit a specific idea for consideration at the member meeting – visit this page to submit a rule proposal.

Submitted Rule Proposals for the 2019 Season

This page will be updated as rules are submitted. Note that this is not an automated process, so your proposal may not appear instantly. Thank you!


Submitter: Clint R.

Why does the 85 class go before the 65 classes the 85 tears up the course alot more the the 65’s


Submitter: Aaron W.

Via GoPro Footage or occra official eyewitness If caught cutting Track automatic DQ for that race if caught again automatic DQ from the series Cut and dry no gray areas no excuses


Submitter: Tanner M.

Pro payout 200% OR make the pro entry the same as all other classes. Paying extra is not fair when the payout is capped at $210 and you only leave with $150 and having to race at such a higher level. Also if the payout is better more pros will come which is good for spectators and kids to watch and learn and it raises the skills of the whole club by learning new speeds


Submitter: Rebecca B.

Colored backgrounds or numbers for the different classes so it’s easier for younger ones to identify those not in their class.


Submitter: Matt M.

Add a +30 A class, you can start on the Masters line like every other series


Submitter: Brad W.

2 hour (A)race or 50 miles.


Submitter: John M.

Go back to the 1hr 45 min race format. This seemed to be a good amount of time for the big bike races.


Submitter: Donn C.

Need a 40+ intermediate class like other organizations have.


Submitter: Donn C.

I agree with John M. Big bike races should 1:45 in length.


Submitter: Doug B.

Consider a longer race time for big bikes 1:45 or 2:00


Submitter: Emily C.

In the spirit of competition, I propose to change the age classes of womens short course quad to an A and B class. The purpose of the reorganization a few years ago was so that when you line up, you dont automatically know who is going to win. There are different levels of riders in both 30+ and womens SC and both have quick riders and slower riders. I would like to see these be speed based classes rather than age to foster competition and put rider levels in the same speed category. We all ride the same time and the same track anyway, so age shouldn’t matter so much as how fast you are.


Submitter: Emily C.

I propose to change the rules for the O-YAA awards. The way they are calculated is outdated and most schools do not use these standards any more. I propose to change them to: A=4 pts., B= 3 pts., C = 2pts., D = 1 pt., For schools that grade on S/U….S+= 4 pt., S=3 pt., S-= 2 pt., U= 0 pt. For classes that are Pass-Fail, Pass = pt., Fail = 0 pts. For schools that grade on Standards based grading, 2 state-licensed educators that are Club members, appointed by the race officers of that respective year, will make any point-decisions for those grade cards. All grade cards and-or transcripts should be submitted to the Vice President by November 1st for year end award eligibility.


Submitter: Emily C.

To be added to team quad race rules: both members of the team must work the same weekend for year end points. This was an issue and there were teams where both members did not work. One member was allowed to work for the team, and I do not think this is fair to the other teams who both members worked.


Submitter: Daniel W.

Create a 65 girls class. Had a good turn out these last few years and the girls expressed interest in this. Also would allow them to compete similar to the ladies class.


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose the membership price change from $30 single/$50 family to $25 for every member. This change would cause quite a few changes.

  1. Single members would get a discount.
  2. While 2 member family’s price would not change, this would increase the membership cost for any family with 3 or more members.
  3. This would allow for online membership signup.
  4. This would allow for accurate cost tracking of membership money.
  5. This would begin the process to get to the ability to have online race registration.

Submitter: Cole W.

I propose that OCCRA add a temp $10 membership for the entire year. (this could be discounted after the break or for any co-sanctions or special events). This membership will act as our current temp memberships do:

  1. It would be active on a per weekend basis.
  2. It would allow for any weekend awards and results, but no series points.
  3. It would allow riders to try OCCRA for a slightly cheaper cost. (maybe getting a couple more riders.)
  4. It could help keep 1 or 2 time racers out of year end points calculations.

Submitter: David B.

If a rider enters a class after the summer break, they will be eligible for the individual race award (1st, 2nd etc), but will not be awarded series points and/or overall points, unless approved by a 100% vote of the current race officers.


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose all age based classes be off of the racers age as of Jan 1st of that year. This matches the minis and short course rules. This also will prevent the temptation of someone moving classes mid season which causes more work for scoring, and a problem if it is missed.


Submitter: Dillon Y.

2019 Rule Proposal Change for Pro Payout

For the 2019 season I propose that OCCRA increases the Pro Payout. Right now, the series has the pay capped at $210. I don’t think there should be a cap at all, more racers should mean better Payout. Racing against more people should be rewarded. If OCCRA wants to attract more Pros, which would ultimately bring more racers across the board, they need to raise their Payout. The lack of pay is hurting the Pro turnout. I think an increase in the pay chart would attract riders from outside of our current series circle. Attracting riders from outside of the OCCRA series should be a priority to the series. Getting more riders will lead to
better and faster competition which will raise the level of riding of all individuals racing. Just from my personal experience racing the OCCRA Series, I have often missed Occra races and traveled out of state because other series in the surrounding states where having a bigger payout. When they host these Bigger Payout races they attract racers from several states. As a racer, I would love to be able to race the Occra series and know that I am racing the best riders in the Midwest Region. OCCRA is simply missing out on riders and not providing us racers with better competition. If OCCRA chooses not to make a significant change to Pro Payout, I for see the quad numbers will continue to drop. Make some changes, reward your Pro riders, and Lets get the Occra Series numbers of riders up.

Solution Ideas

* Remove the $210 Cap on Pro Payout, with the increase in riders
* Change payback policy to 40% of class gets payback up to 5th place
* Increase minimum payback for 1st place to $310-400
* Have a One to Two Big Race Events a year with $500-1000 payouts


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose the following change to the pro payout. I’ve been wanting to change this for years. I see now there is interest in changing it from pro riders. I would like to offer my 2 cents. The following would include:
1. Make pros able to earn higher payouts based on attendance with basically no cap to payout amount.
2. OCCRA would be able to invest less money.
3. Payout structure is more fair and rewarding.
4. My layout has 9 payout levels, the current chart has 8, so not much room will be added to the rulebook.

This will need to be made into a chart style if passed.

1 rider 1st $210
2 riders 1st $285
3-4 riders 1st $285 2nd $60
5-6 riders 1st $285 2nd $100
7-9 riders 1st $350 2nd $150 3rd $60
10-14 riders 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $100
15-19 riders 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $100
20-24 riders 1st $600 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100
25+ 1st $900 2nd $350 3rd $150 4th $100


Submitter: Cole W.

I propose combining Quad Team A and B.


Submitter: Cole W.

Quad Team Class Requirements
In the spirit of creating the team class it was intended that it be a team event. I want to add the rule that both racers must attempt a lap but this will further regulate a “fun” class. In the instance Team A only has 1 quad and rider 1 breaks down before rider 2 gets to attempt a lap TEAM A would be DQ’ed which is not my intention. I only ask that wording be added to something of this effect. “The team race is to be considered a team event in all aspect of rules on the class.” I would want it implied TEAM A would work as a team and race as a team and not as individuals. This class has enough rules and I don’t want to add one but the spirit of the class should remain as a team.

Please Welcome the 2019 OCCRA Officer Corps

Please welcome the wonderful crew of individuals that will be presenting the 2019 race season!  These guys and gals are the ones that put in the work to help us all have 12 events of competition, camping and good ‘ol OCCRA family.  One official position remains – Track Director – so if you are interested in seeking this position, please talk to Cole Williams (or send an e-mail to this site).  Also, OCCRA is definitely a series that welcomes help outside of official positions from the membership, so if you would like to help out, please feel free to reach out to one of our awesome 2019 officers.  Thank you, also, to the outgoing 2018 officers – your time and commitment to the series is definitely appreciated!

President: Cole Williams
Vice President: Mary Doughty
Race Director: Benny Darnell
Mini Director: Russell Doughty
Scoring Director: Emily Cohlmia
Work Director: Wesley Darnell
Marketing Director: J.R. Selke
Equipment Manager: Nick Cohlmia
Sponsorship/Contingency Coordinator: Sarah Casillas
Emily Cohlmia: Special Events/Banquet Coordinator

HOTT Racing in Henryetta for Round 11

Racers, Round 11 at Henryetta is 1 week away. We would like to thank the sponsor for this round, Seth Wadley Auto Connection for providing all the awards.

This round, we will have Mona’s Rose of Sharon on site to provide concession, so be sure to show them our support. They have been a regular food vendor for us the past few seasons, and we sure appreciate them.

We are pleased to announce that we will be having a Potluck this round on Saturday evening at 6:30pm. Thanks to Schwab Meats and Lampton Welding Supply for providing hot dogs and buns. We will also be grilling up hamburgers, and will provide buns and condiments. We ask that each family bring a side or dessert, and provide your own beverages and chairs.

We do have 1 critical things we have to discuss with more emphasis then ever. We need everyone’s help all weekend to keep trash cleaned up. This property MUST be spotless when we leave, so if you see any trash on the ground throughout the weekend, please pick it up and throw it in a trash can. I can’t express how critical this is at the event, so please help us with that.

Just a general reminder, gates open at 3pm on Friday afternoon. Do not arrive earlier please. Also, be sure that everyone under the age of 18 wears a helmet at all times on ALL motorized vehicles, driver or passenger. NO exceptions.

The season end is near, so lets finish out these last few rounds strong. Thanks to all you members and racers for a great season thus far. See you all in 1 week.

Get directions on the round page – CLICK HERE!

2019 Race Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

OCCRA would like to announce the schedule dates for the 2019 race season.  The officers are currently working to attach venues to those dates and you can expect a full schedule with locations later in the year.  This year isn’t quite over, but we’re already excited for the 2019 season.  We hope you can make plans to #raceoccra in 2019!

2018 Season Banquet 1/19/19
Rd 1 – 3/2/19 – 3/3/19
Rd 2 – 3/16/19 – 3/17/19
Rd 3 – 3/30/19 – 3/31/19
Rd 4 – 4/13/19 – 4/14/19
Rd 5 – 4/27/19 – 4/28/19
Rd 6 – 5/18/19 – 5/19/19
Rd 7 – 6/1/19 – 6/2/19
Rd 8 – 6/15/19 – 6/16/19
Raindate – 6/23/19
Raindate – 6/30/19
Summer break
Rd 9 – 8/24/19 – 8/25/19
Rd 10 – 9/7/19 – 9/8/19
Rd 11 – 9/21/19 – 9/22/19
Rd – 12 – 10/5/19 – 10/6/19
Raindate – 10/20/19

Ready to Rock and Roll at Round 10

OCCRA is excited to return to one of our state’s awesome public riding areas for Round 10 September 22nd and 23rd – Gruber ORV Park! Located in Green Country near Muskogee, this park provides a diverse terrain for track building. Also, the Gruber Trust has expanded their parking area to allow more room for camping, so we are looking forward to that. We would like to thank Bluewater Divers for sponsoring this round.

We would like to remind everyone that the $5 temporary fall membership is going on, so if you’re new to OCCRA and want to give racing a shot, this is a good opportunity to run 1 round for very little cost.

Big Black’s BBQ will be out food vendor this round, so be sure to show you support.

Saturday evening will be a Turkey Egg Hunt for the younger racers. This will take place on the short course track, and this event is free to participate.

We will also have our Bible Study at the scoring trailer at 7:00pm Saturday evening. We invite anyone and everyone to attend.

As always, be sure to visit the website for any additional information, driving directions, and GPS coordinates, and keep an eye on Facebook for any additional information.

See you all at Round 10!!!!

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OCCRA/AXC Class Placement

AXC racers, please reference this table to see the class that you will be entering at the Battle of the Border.  You will compete against one another for race day awards, but the results will be separated for season points in both series.  For season points, you will only be scored against racers in your own class/series.

AXC RACERS: LOOK UP YOUR CLASS AND RACE TIME – CLICK HERE

Classes that do not have joint racers are omitted from this list.  You can see the full OCCRA class list here and the full AXC class list here.

OCCRA CLASS | AXC CLASS

Mini Quad Race (Saturday Race #1)

  • Mini Quad X | ATV Mini Intermediate (90-150cc)
  • Mini Quad B | ATV Mini Novice (<90cc)

Short Course Quad (Saturday Race #2)

  • Youth Short Course Quad | ATV Mini Pro (Open)

X Long Course Quad (Saturday Race #3)

  • AA Quad | ATV AXC 1 (Pro)
  • Expert Quad | ATV AXC 2 (A-Open)
  • Intermediate Quad | ATV B-Open and ATV B-Vet (35+)
  • Amateur Quad | ATV C-Open and ATV C-Vet (35+)
  • Sportsman Quad | Novice (First Year Racer) and ATV Jr. Pro
  • Womens Quad | ATV Women

Saturday Bike Short Course (Saturday Race #4)

  • No combined classes

Mini 50 Race (Sunday Race #1)

  • Mini 50A | M/C Mini Int. and M/C Mini Pro
  • Mini 50B | M/C Mini Nov

Mini 85 Race (Sunday Race #2)

  • Mini 85A | M/C Jr. Int.
  • Mini 85B | M/C Jr. Nov.
  • Mini 85W | M/C Jr. Women

Mini 65 Race (Sunday Race #3)

  • No combined classes

A Race (Sunday Race #4)

  • AA Bike | M/X AXC1 (Pro)
  • XC1 Bike | M/C AXC 2 (A-Op)
  • Intermediate Bike | M/C B-Open
  • 30+ Intermediate | M/C B-Vet (35+)
  • 50+ Intermediate | M/C Masters (50+)

B Race (Sunday Race #5)

  • 30+ Amateur Bike | M/C C-Vet (35+)
  • Sportsman Bike | M/C C-Open
  • Youth Bike | M/C Jr. Pro
  • Womens Amateur Bike | M/C Women
  • Open C Bike | M/C Novice (1st Year Racer)

Join the OCCRA vs AXC Battle of the Border at Round 9!

Racers, Round 9 at Big Fox Run is right around the corner, September 8th and 9th. This is our first Battle of the Border, as this is a joint race with AXC Racing and OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association. We are excited for this round, and are looking forward to some new activities, some great racing, and most importantly, building of friendships within our racing community.

We would like to thank our sponsors this round, Brown Oil Tools and ServiceMaster Restore. We have stepped it up a little this round for the awards, compliments to these 2 great sponsors. We would also like to thank AXC Racing for getting the award for the Battle of the Border, which will be presented to the winning state. More details to come.

This round, Mona’s Rose of Sharon will be on site for our concession needs, so be sure to pay them a visit. We appreciate them always being willing to come to a race and provide food and beverages. Please show them our continued support.

Saturday evening, we have a special event. Emily J. Cohlmia has setup a Powerwheels Downhill Challenge. For all the details on this, look for the post specifically on this on either OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Facebook pages, as well as AXC Racing Racing Facebook page.

This is only our second year to race at Big Fox Run, and last year was a real treat. We would like to thank the land owners for once again inviting us out to their property. If this will be your first race here, you are in for a real treat. The land is beautiful, and the track was great last year. Thank you guys again for inviting us back to race.

Local Hotel Event Rate

Racers, Thanks to Russell Doughty, we once again have a host hotel for Round 9 at Big Fox Run. See the details below.

Holiday Inn Express
201 Hillview Pkwy
Poteau, OK 74953
(918) 649-0123
$89 ROOM RATE
Tell them YOU’RE with OCCRA

Power Wheels Challenge

See the post below for the special event info…

Power Wheels Downhill Challenge at Big Fox Run

As always, be sure to visit the round event page below for additional information, travelling directions, GPS coordinates, and other information. As always, be sure to call before you haul if there are any weather concerns!!! 405-390-5227

www.occra.com/events/2018-rd09

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