See the attached for for full race results, including our friends from AXC. OCCRA only results can be seen on our Moto-Tally site. Follow this link to get there: http://www.moto-tally.com/occra/Results.aspx/2021/4/O1/CT
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.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sE7wr8B61dX7kvyQA
|Allow faster riders to pass. I understand that this is a “rule” already.being in the pro class I have dealt with the negative side of this far too much in my opinion. Everyone thinks they’re a pro when someone comes up behind them. Even if this isn’t added to the rule book, maybe a harder stance on it?||No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely|
|Do not block faster riders from passing. Especially if they’re in a different class.||No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely|
|Live engine starts for all mini racers||Safety Issue – No Vote|
|I would like to bring the proposal again this year to make it where you can switch machines mid race if you had two machines or a borrowed one.||Removed/Duplicate
|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.
|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|
|They said there is a rule where no one from the 40+ class can’t get bumped… this need to change…||No vote. Explanation to Author|
|I would like to see the Open C class name be changed back to beginner. The reason for this is that when racers from other groups come to our series it sometimes creates a misguidance due to the fact that in other racing groups Open C is more even to our Sportsman/Novice classes. From reading the requirements for our Open C class in the rules it states that this is a entry level class. By changing the name back to beginner i believe this would help scoring personnel when people are signing up and cut down on the amount of questions that are asked.||Withdrawn by Author|
|I propose that we strike 6.2.2 2. Because it give riders incentive to go back out onto the track when the rider or bike is not race worthy. I’ve seen injured riders trying to push themselves to get half the laps when they should not have been on the course.||Edit/Clarification Accepted|
|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.
|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|
|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|
|make the age of 85s max out at 15||Withdrawn for Safety|
I suggest we add the rule of allowing practice starts at the starting area during the racers assigned practice time.
|Withdrawn by Author. Already allowed.|
I propose we bring back the +30 EXP class.
I propose we make a rule stopping the use of music listening devices during a race.
|I propose to add to 22.214.171.124 number of AP and/or advanced level classes will be given consideration when ties occur. This is for O-YAA awards.
I think difficulty if classes should be taken into consideration when ties occur since it is more difficult to get an A in an advanced placement class.
Details to be updated in the 2021 Rule Book
|I propose to change to the Youth Long Course requirements to say ” bikes that qualify for 85 mini class”. It currently just states 85cc and there was some confusion this year as to whether than meant 85cc and up or whether it meant only 85cc bikes, which then causes the question of if you have a 105 cc 2 stroke, it is acceptable in the 85 mini but is it also acceptable in the youth long course, for example. This proposal is just to add more clarification to the current rule.||Implemented by Officers|
|I propose to change the requirements for Quad Short Course A from ” Age 14+, no pro riders. For Quad Expert, Intermediate Riders, and other non-long course riders that fit into this speed category. Open displacement.” to “Age 14+, no pro riders. For faster Short Course Quad riders. Open displacement.”
And for Quad Short Course B from “Age 14+ no pro riders. For Quad Amateur, Sportsman, or other non-long course riders that fit in this speed category. Open displacement” to “Age 14+ no pro riders. For slower Short Course Quad riders. Open displacement”
We had a couple of situations in 2020 that, because of the wording, I was not allowed to promote B riders who were significantly faster than the other short course B riders because they rode Amateur long course, but who were competitive with the A riders in short course. In 2020, we learned that skill level in short course may not be the same as a rider’s skill level in the long course, most likely due to track length and difficulty.
|Implemented by Officers|
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.
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)||Fuel Ministry||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||Heritage Pharmacy|
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|
Git R Done Trucking, Inc.
|10/16/21 - 10/17/21||Ada, OK|
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!
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.
(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.
- 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.
Mini Track Director
- Russell Doughty
- 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
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
Thanks again to
and the Central Oklahoma Federal Credit Union for sponsoring RD 8.
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/
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.
- 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
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.