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.
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.
Your race club is excited to invite you to our last Early Sign Up of the 2021 season at 5th Gear Cycle from 10-3 Saturday, February 20th. **Do not confuse this with the recently cancelled sign up this weekend due to weather**
What is an Early Sign Up? Great question. Here are some valuable benefits of swinging by one:
- Avoid lines at the races registering your membership. Online registration will not open until February 22nd. Early Sign Ups are the only way to pre-register prior to February 22nd.
- New members or members changing classes can choose numbers. FYI, existing member racing the same class as last year automatically have their numbers reserved until Round 1.
- Officers can personally walk you through the brief process and get your questions answered
- Generous discounts on parts and accessories for OCCRA members during the sign up.
- Purchase your Season Parking Pass that will save you $$
- Absorb the positive energy that radiates from our crew and of course you’ll be in a toy store!
- Get entered for our exclusive 2021 Kawasaki KX250xc give away! Yes, you can turn a $10 raffle ticket into a brand new dirt bike! Tickets available at Early Sign ups. Drawing is at the 1st race.
***CASH OR CHECK ONLY FOR EARLY SIGN UPS***
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.
Winter weather got you down? Get amped up for riding season by tuning in to the Danger X Podcast by OCCRA member Tim Langer! Find it on all the usual places you get podcasts, or check out their page for new episodes.
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We will be at Shawnee honda Saturday Jan 30th. Come on out get that membership,gate pass, and don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the bike give away. See you all there.
Battle of the Border is back along with a number of exciting new locations. See you in about a month!
|1||Red Rock XC||OKCstorage.com|
|2/27/21 – 2/28/21||Hinton, OK
|2||Battle with the Cattle||Overstreet & Son Construction|
|3/13/21 - 3/14/21||Cache, OK
|3||Crosstimbers||RS Fuel, LLC|
|3/27/21 - 3/28/21||Oklahoma City, OK
*Different entrance than official trailhead
|4||Rock Creek (Battle of the Border with AXC)||4/10/21 - 4/11/21||Booneville, AR
|5||Williams Ranch||3S Team, LLC|
|4/24/21 - 4/25/21||Skiatook, OK
|6||Make Promises Happen Benefit Race||Bluewater Divers|
|5/15/21 - 5/16/21||Guthrie, OK
|7||Rockytop Ranch||Shawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki|
AMSOIL, High Noon Lubricants
|6/5/21 - 6/6/21||Lamar, OK
|8||Stroud Lake||Shawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki|
RS Fuel, LLC
|8/21/21 - 8/22/21||Stroud, OK
|9||Big Fox Run||Pink Zebra|
Cross 7 Veterinary Clinic
|9/4/21 - 9/5/21||Cameron, OK
|10||Lake Murray||Git R Done Trucking, Inc.|
|9/18/21 - 9/19/21||Ardmore, OK
*Not at the ORV park. Different side of the lake.
|11||River Bend Ranch||Stillwater Powersports|
|10/2/21 - 10/3/21||Cleveland, OK
|12||Walnut Grove||Brown Oil Tools|
Shawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki
|10/16/21 - 10/17/21||Ada, OK
The banquet is almost here and we have some info reminders for you:
The banquet is sold out. If you did not pre-purchase your ticket it is not possible to attend. Again, this is completely out of our control but we are still getting messages about it.
We have a company in place to live stream the event so you can enjoy it from home if you like. The link will be posted tomorrow well before the banquet starts after they get the link established.
Yes, you will have to comply with the guidelines we are all required to follow to be incompliance to have a successful event. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask.
There are no actual tickets so when we refer to having tickets its a figure of speech. We have a list of everyone that bought a “ticket” and will be checking you off the list as you enter.
We have worked hard to minimize the impact these restrictions will have on you but we are all in this together and is the only way the banquet can happen. Thank you for your understanding.
There is so much excitement about the Awards Banquet this Saturday, January 23rd we can hardly wait.
2020 tried to rattle us and get under our skin but Saturday evening we get to celebrate the WIN! We still gave you a full 12 race season and you showed up in record attendance. A celebration is certainly in order and here is the order of events for the banquet:
1-5pm – You can pick up your awards if you are not attending the banquet.
1pm – Rules proposal meeting
3-5:30pm – Early Sign Up for membership
6pm – Entry and seating for anyone with a Meal Ticket
6:45pm – Entry and seating for those not eating. Please do not show up earlier as we will not be allowed to let you in early.
7pm – Main event
BANQUET IS SOLD OUT. DO NOT SHOW UP IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TICKET.
We are operating under a long list of guidelines and restrictions that are out of our control. We have worked hard to minimize the impact these restrictions will have on anyone attending.
We all have our opinions about what’s going on in the world but this is not up for debate. In order for the banquet to be a success we need you to help us by being compliant with the regulations that will posted throughout the banquet hall.
For anyone wanting to “camp” at the Expo Center it is $25 which includes hook ups. You must RSVP with the Expo Center by calling 405.275.7020
Hey Racers!!! We have some very exciting news for you all. Who’s is in the market for a new bike for the 2021 season? Well here is your chance. We will be doing a raffle for a brand new 2021 KX250xc.
Raffle tickets will be sold at all of the early signups and the banquet. To qualify you would need to have been a 2020 member or upcoming 2021 member. 10 dollars a ticket with no limit on ticket purchases. The winner will be drawn at the first race Saturday evening after all of the Saturday racing is complete.
Big thank you to #altusmotorsports for providing the bike and everything they do for our club. So get out there to those signups and get your tickets and show the dealers your support.
Save the date for January 23, 2021 for the 2020 Season awards banquet and member meeting! The event will once again be held at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, OK. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches!
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!
Your race club is very excited to invite you to race an all new track at Lake Murray this weekend. Officers and generous volunteers have been cutting this new track in for some time now and is ready for action.
Its a really fast track that weaves in and out of the tree lines along the shoreline. That is a recipe for a great weekend.
**Saturday evening is Fall Potluck dinner.** Hamburgers are provided by OCCRA and the Hot dogs by Russell with Lampton Welding. Looks like we will have great weather for it as well.
is sponsoring RD. 10. Altus Motorsports is a strong supporter of racing and has a wide selection of inventory with generous OCCRA discounts (see store for details).
Directions: THIS IS NOT THE “NORMAL” LAKE MURRAY RIDING AREA. Its at the RC Flying Field.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/js2ogbut79rfnjzV6
Here are the awesome folks who have nominated themselves for 2021 OCCRA Officer positions. We appreciate all of you that have nominated yourselves to contribute your time to this organization to help make a great series for all. There’s still a bit of time remaining to throw your hat in the ring, so please fill out the form if you are interested. There are many positions available for a wide variety of interests and skillsets. We hope that you will consider nominating yourself for a position!
Voting eligibility: Every 2020 full Member of OCCRA who is considered a Racing Member, which is defined as a Member who has completed at least (1) race organized by OCCRA in 2020 and is in good standing at the time of the election. Temporary memberships do not count for voting rights. The election for 2021 officers will be held at Round 11: Battle of the Cattle in Cache, OK. So make your plans to attend Round 11 – not only is it a fantastic venue with a unique track, you’ll also have a chance to vote for your 2021 leadership. You must vote in person.
See the Nominees (click here)
(presented in alphabetical order by last name per position)
- Nick Cohlmia – I am currently the 2020 President. I have had the pleasure to be this great organization’s President for 2020, but I am just not ready to step back from it just yet. I would like to continue the role into 2021 and continue to work and make our great club bigger and better.
- Benny Darnell – Cause I’m Benny and you guys love me
- Emily Cohlmia – I would like to continue next year as our scoring director. I have enjoyed creating and maintaining our clubs competitive classes. I have helped modernize our membership system to include online membership sign up and hope to continue to modernize as we go on.
- Mary Doughty – To continue to work with our riders to help encourage them to be the best they can be on and off the track. To share the love of Jesus with our minis and adults.
Mini Track 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
- 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 is ON! We have inspected the track and it is ready for racing. There will be some muddy areas as expected but overall in good shape.
Gates open at 3pm Friday.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/yKUu4pX7B4uckhtr9
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We have been informed of the governor’s amended executive order. We are currently working on getting more details on outdoor events with social distancing. We will keep you up to date on any changes in race events.
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.
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.
Scoring wanted to start on a fresh foot this year, with classes and times aligned from the start of the season. Continue reading 2020 Adult Class Reassignments