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Submitted Rule Proposals for 2020 Season

This post will be updated from time to time to show new rule proposals that have been submitted.  New proposals will be added to the top of the list.

Feel free to discuss these rules in the OCCRA Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/occraok/

*Updated 1/1/2019


Name: D.J. Blair

Proposal

I propose to change the mini 85 race from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. Right now the kids race a 50, 65, and 85 at 30 minutes. When they move up to long course they race 90 minutes. I think they should get more race time as they get older and move up classes.


Name: Matthew McCollum

Proposal

I propose a new rule for minis that involves parents not shadow your child if he or she races in the (a line or b line) of the minis all classes 50,65,85. The reason for this new rule is to allow the children to have a fair race with one another and be more independent and allow room for other races and so he or she runs there’re own race. I think that if a child has promoted them self’s or has been done by scoring then it’s time for them to be on there own and lean more on the sweepers for help or bystandards and in my raising of 2 races once they have began and were in the c classes as a 50 and 65 I do see a possible need for a parent to shadow and do not see a need to take that away due to a beginner rider that may not be comfortable with there machine just yet I do not see a problem if a parent wishes to shadow there child in (c classes) only, also this rule doesn’t stop if a parent is working the entire day but a do feel that if your sweeping you should pay attention to all races not just your child. I have the upmost conference in my child’s ability and I think everyone should but if your following the racer and are at they’re side then when is that fair to the others parents aren’t racing in those classes and by shadowing you might as well race for your child that’s my opinion hope to see this new rule for this Upcoming season!


Name: Loncie Tucker

Proposal

I would like to propose that we develop a 40+ intermediate class.
This would ease the mind of those members that had to be bumped from the amateur into the intermediate that they would still be racing in the same age group.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

I would like to propose that Officers , regardless of whether or not they race at least one race, are full members in good standing, as long as their monetary dues are paid and membership, liability forms are signed. Currently, we have more than one officer that were not able to be a voting member because of this rule. I think that officers, due to their position, are competent and aware of what is going on in the club, and are able to make informed voting decisions…..actually, more so than racing members, even, in most cases.


Name: Allen Aboujeib

**Withdrawn at request of author**

Proposal

The following rule proposal is intended to solve several challenges that quads and bikes sharing tracks have on each other as well as create opportunities to unite bike and quad riders. We all just want to have fun but quads leave a significantly larger footprint on most tracks than bikes. In no way is this rule proposal meant to be taken as a strike against quads, quite opposite actually. In a time where quad races are fading and being eliminated across the nation, this proposal is in an effort to prevent that from happening with OCCRA.
OCCRA has about 25 total Long Course (LC) quads that race on any given weekend but still make the bike track very difficult to enjoy since bikes always go after quads. Quads and bikes have very different impacts on trails. Bikes at just about any experience level cannot get a flow or rhythm going since they are crossing back and forth over dual ruts as an example.
Whether racers, parents of racers or spectators are willing to admit it or not, there is a rivalry feud between quads and bikes largely because of the impact quads have on tracks from my research efforts over the last few years. There is very little opportunity for quad and bike riders to meet, ride together or hang out since most quads are driving home Saturday afternoon before bikes even show up for practice. I believe the following proposed shared practice and 3 main events on Sunday will change this. By accepting this rule proposal the only foreseeable resistance to this would be a very small portion of the club rearranging their schedule.
The Rule:  
All Short Course (SC) and Mini courses would be on Saturday. Sunday would be 3 Long Course (LC) main events with Quads always being the last race of the weekend (A/B/X, or B/A/X).
All LC machines (A/B/X) would have shared practice Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning during normal big bike practice times. I would imagine quad racers would be excited about additional practice time. With the last several years of consistently low LC quad racers the shared practice should not have enough of an impact to negatively affect bikes, nor bikes affecting quads.
The key part of this rule that should not be compromised is that LC quads will be the last race of the weekend to be effective.


Name: Donn Coffman

Proposal

1. Move Amateur (700s) up to the 400 or 500 line. The 700s are much faster as a whole than the 500s or 600s.2. Combine 50+intermediate and the 60+expert classes. Last season the 50+ averaged only 4 riders and the 60+ averaged only 5 riders. Could be called 45+ or 50+ vet class.3. Move the long course quads to the last race on Sundays. The quads destroy the track.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

I propose to change this rule: ” Children under the age of 14 shall not be allowed to operate motorcycles, 4 wheelers, golf carts, or side-by-side utility vehicles, other than the vehicle they are racing, and only during their race or practice event and while traveling directly to and from those activities.”to “Children under the age of 16”.  There are several reasons for this:
1.  We have mini riders in the same class….some that are over 14 and some that are under 14.  This year, pit riding became a huge problem as kids were turning 14 and able to ride their race vehicle more than just to and from their event, per the rulebook.  These younger kids see their friends riding and then break rules to go ride with their friends.  Changing the age to 16 eliminates this problem and adds consistency because all of the mini riders will fall under the same rule regardless of when their birthday falls during the year.
2.  At 16, kids are able to be licensed drivers.  This is an appropriate age to be able to take more responsibility for safety, rather than at 14, which is not a licensed driving age.
3.  Just some statistics for you to add to the argument:  According to www.healthresearchfunding.org, more than 25% of fatalities involving atv’s happened to children under the age of 16.  Of the 2865 ATV fatalities last year of children under 16 years of age, 43% were under 12.  Nearly 75% of ATV crashes result in debilitating brain and spinal injury.  
Now…I know that we all know this is a dangerous sport and we take that risk to have fun, but let’s keep our kids safe by not creating additional unsafe situations by allowing the mini riders to pit ride.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

Currently the rule book states:  “Class changes are approved by the Score Chairman. Do NOT change your line-up position or OCCRA numbers without prior clearance.”   I would like to amend this to state “Class changes are approved by the Scoring Director only.  If a rider addresses a class change at the scoring trailer, the scoring staff will contact the Scoring Director to make the decision.  Do NOT change your line-up position or OCCRA numbers without prior clearance.  If a class is changed without clearance from the Scoring Director, the rider will lose the ability to carry their first three race times to their new class. “I had several issues this year with riders who did not clear changes with me, as the scoring director, which, in turn, caused a lot of problems within Mototally.  It caused a lot of frustration and confusion to some other riders, and I had people mad at me for an incident that I was not even privy to.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

I propose to add the rule:If a rider moves from B Long Course to A Long Course (bikes), Your overall points and/or times do not move with you.  I am only proposing this due to Mototally’s capabilities.  Mototally will not carry overall points from B to A.  I had several riders upset with me this year because of this situation.  We also had a situation where one rider may have qualified for A overall, even though he started in B classes at the beginning of the year.  Luckily, that rider did not complete the requirements for year end awards, or it would have been an issue.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

This proposal is to eliminate this from the rule book. Last year we ended the Team Quad A/B, so this rule is no longer needed. “Team Quad A/B is skill based. You must enroll into the class based off of the most experienced rider. This would also include your alternate. However, officer discretion can be used when a bike expert is used as an alternate for the quad amateur class. Example the bike expert has never been recognized as a quad racer other than serving as a team alternate. For 2019, Team Quad A & B will be combined due to poor attendance.”


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

I propose to add this to the Quad Team Rules.  They are rather vague and this is just an attempt to make them a little more clear.
If a team member leaves the team, cannot race, etc. for the season, then their team alternate automatically becomes their new “regular” team member.  The team, then can appoint a new alternate for the remainder of the season, but the newly appointed alternate may not become the “regular” team member, unless in the event that a “regular” team member cannot race, leaves the team, etc.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

I propose to add this to the Quad Team Rules.  They are rather vague and this is just an attempt to make them a little more clear.
If a team member leaves the team, cannot race, etc. for the season, then their team alternate automatically becomes their new “regular” team member.  The team, then can appoint a new alternate for the remainder of the season, but the newly appointed alternate may not become the “regular” team member, unless in the event that a “regular” team member cannot race, leaves the team, etc.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

I propose that we change age calculations from “as of Jan. 1st” to “As of the first race of the season” for adult classes (long courses, Sat. bike race, and Women’s Short Course Quad–to exclude youth classes).  We changed this last year to match the mini’s, which states, “age as of Jan. 1st”.  We had several members, especially older members who had Feb. birthdays, had already turned a veteran class age requirement, but were not able to ride in that class the entire year.  This rule is beneficial to the young kids, to allow them to stay in the lower classes, but it has the reverse effect for adults.


Name: Emily Cohlmia

Proposal

If a rider changes classes that requires a different machine, i.e.  Mini 50 moves to Mini 65, they may not take points or race times with them.  
1.  The biggest reason is that Mototally does not have this capability without really messing up others’ scores.  I dealt with this more than once this year and it was a nightmare to work around.
2.  It is not fair, in my opinion.  If a 50 goes to a 65, they would be taking times from a centrifugal clutch without having to shift to a bike that has a clutch and has to shift, so the 50 that is moving up has this advantage, while also has a disadvantage of engine size.  It just isn’t a fair comparison and should not punish those who started out the year in the 65 class, for example.  
3.  50’s have shorter tracks a lot of times, so it is impossible to match times and laps when they aren’t running the same course.This should also apply to adult classes, i.e. if you start in a sport quad class, and you want to move to the utility quad class, it is not a fair comparison in machines, which in turn doesn’t make it a fair comparison in times.

2020 Complete Race Schedule!

The 2020 OCCRA Officers are proud to present the race schedule for the 2020 season!  We think that we have an excite slate of events for you that mixes in locations from all around Oklahoma and dabbles in a large variety of terrain.  There is truly something for everyone here, and if you think you’ve seen it all, then we have a couple of new spots for you as well.  Check out the schedule below and we will, of course, post more photos and details as tracks and event schedules begin to take shape.  Until then, let’s get those machines ready for 2020 and hope for a great season!


Round 1 (2/29-3/1)– Strothers XC in Seminole, OK

Strothers XC is a brand new location for 2020 and is going to feature good flowing, tight woods, some creek and log crossing and a drag race to the finish!  This track is centrally located in Seminole, OK, and will be a great warm-up for the season with it’s fun and diverse track.

Round 2 (3/21-3/22)– Gruber XC in Braggs, OK

Gruber ORV Park is no stranger to the OCCRA schedule and those that have raced it in recent years know that it’s not all about the rocks.  The Gruber team has expanded the parking area in recent years and worked hard to introduce flowing trails along with some scenic track.  Rock hounds can rejoice, but there’s plenty of good dirt in between!

Round 3 (4/4-4/5)– Baldwin Ranch in Indiahoma, OK

We dive to the southwest for Round 3 and change to a very open and fast track.  You’ll satisfy your need for speed, while also getting to cross some creeks, weave through woods and launch off some ski jumps.

Round 4 (4/18-4/19)– Williams Ranch in Skiatook, OK

Round 4 heads back to Green Country for the track that brings you a little of everything – Williams Ranch!  This track gives everyone a chance to shine, with creek crossings, open sections, hill climbs, rocks and an occasional surprise.

Round 5 (5/2-5/3)– Make Promises Happen in Guthrie, OK

MPH is back for 2020 and will once again be a charity race!  All proceeds from Round 5 will benefit the Make Promises Happen program at Central Christian Camp.  This centrally-located track offers some diverse terrain, but is well-known for it’s tight flowing trails and abundance of sand.  This track is very spectator friendly and a real treat to camp at, so bring the whole family for this charitable event.

Round 6 (5/16-5/17)– Pettijohn’s Offroad in Rush Springs, OK

We’re keeping you on your toes by heading back southwest for a return visit to Pettijohn’s.  This is the track for our MX lovers as Pettijohn’s features a full, but friendly, motocross track integrated into the race course.  Outside of that, you will find ravines, hill climbs and some fun straightaways.

Round 7 (5/30-5/31)– Fry Lake in Seminole, OK

We round out the first half of the season by visiting Fry Lake in Seminole, OK.  Dave Campbell and his team always have a great track laid out for us that really includes just about everything – light MX, creek crossings, rocks, hill climbs and drops, sand, logs…you get the idea!  This is also a great camping spot with lots of room to spread out.

Summer break!

Round 8 (8/22-8/23)– Stroud Lake in Stroud, OK

Stroud joined the OCCRA circuit in 2019 and did not fail to impress!  Stroud Lake offered an absolutely wonderful camping area with lots of activities for families while the races went on!  The track is challenging with rich soil, elevation change and some high speed asphalt fun.  Throw your fishing gear and swim trunks in with your race machines for a full weekend of fun!

Round 9 (9/5-9/6)– Big Fox Run in Cameron, OK

Big Fox Run has become our Labor Day fun weekend.  Make it a three day trip and enjoy a great camping area with a very unique track.  Spectators can see a lot as racers tackle a track with high speed sections, woods, loose uphills and the dizzyingly fun roller coaster section.

Round 10 (9/19-9/20)– Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, OK

After a long hiatus, OCCRA returns to Ardmore for a race at Lake Murray!  More details are to come later as we finalize the plans for the track, but you can definitely expect some sandy fun from OCCRA’s long-awaited return to southern Oklahoma.

Round 11 (10/3-10/4)– Part Land and Cattle in Cache, OK

We’ve hit the home stretch with a new location in southwest Oklahoma.  Part Land and Cattle has tight woods and sandy areas and some really good dirt and little to no rocks.  We’ll also be having some fun in a large creek area.

Round 12 (10/17-10/18) – Red Rock XC in Hinton, OK

Our last round brings us back to a centrally located track.  Red Rock treats us to sand, red dirt and plenty of tight, flowing woods to round out the season.


We hope that you are as excited about this schedule as we are.  In addition to this schedule, we also have 3 rain dates set aside (3/7-3/8, 6/13-6/14, and 10/24-10/25) and three locations on standby in case of interference from Mother Nature!  Make your plans now and we’ll see you in 2020 to battle it out for some championships!

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***2020 Race Dates Announcement***

Hello Racers, your existing and new officers have been working on the 2020 schedule and are happy to announce that race dates have been set. As always, the next step is working out race locations and expect to see those in the future.

Here is you 2020 schedule!!!

These dates do not conflict with other racing clubs at this point or Easter or Mother’s day.

2/29-3/1
Rain date 1 3/7-3/8
3/21-3/22
4/4-4/5
4/18-4/19
5/2-5/3
5/16-5/17
5/30-5/31
Rain date 2 6/13-6/14
8/22-8/23
9/5-9/6
9/19-9/20
10/3-10/4
10/17-10/18
Rain date 3 10/24-10/25

Welcome 2020 Officers!

From the OCCRA Board of Directors

Officer elections are in the books! Nick Cohlmia will be the 2020 President and Emily Cohlmia will continue as Scoring Director. We had good voter turnout and a tight race, it was clear that each candidate has the support of many members. We have great respect for all of the candidates and hope they will find a position to uplift OCCRA. Now that the voting is over, please stand with us as one club and support these great 2020 volunteers that allow us to go racing. Friends, Family, Riding, and Racing.

2020 Officer Lineup

  • President – Nick Cohlmia
  • Vice President – Wesley Darnell
  • Race Director – Benny Darnell
  • Mini Director – Russell Doughty
  • Scoring Director – Emily Cohlmia
  • Work Director – Aaron Waldon
  • Equipment Manager – Andrew Tekaat
  • Special Events & Banquet Coordinator – Kaylon Labat

Congratulations and a hearty THANK YOU to each of these folks that have committed their time and talents to help us have a great time in 2020.  There are still opportunities to help out!  If you are interested in an officer position or are looking for a way to pitch in, please get a hold of one of the officers at a race or send a message through our website contact form.

Vote for 2020 Officers at Discoveryland

VOTE VOTE VOTE!!
It’s been a while since we’ve had contested positions (exciting), so here’s what you need to know!

*WHO CAN VOTE?*

  • A FULL (not $5 temp) member for the 2019 race season.
  • Must have participated in an OCCRA race (race or work for points).

*HOW MANY VOTES DO I GET?*

  • One PER MEMBER (no matter how many classes you participate in).

*HOW DO I VOTE?*

  • You must cast your vote in person. You will sign a book acknowledging pickup of the ballot and then you will make your selection and drop it in a locked box.

*CAN KIDS VOTE?*

  • Of course! BUT, they – like everyone else – must vote in person (parents, you can of course, help them with the process).

*IS IT TOO LATE?*

  • Nope! The voting booth will be open Saturday and Sunday, so if you are a member but are lacking the race/work requirement, you can get that race completed then go get your ballot.

*WHICH POSITIONS ARE BEING VOTED ON?*

  • 2020 President and 2020 Scoring Director

*WHO ARE THE NOMINEES?*

  • President: Nick Cohlmia and Mary Doughty
  • Scoring Director: Jessica Cochran and Emily Cohlmia

*DO WE VOTE ON THE OTHER NOMINEES?*

  • No. Uncontested positions are not voted on.

*WHEN IS VOTING?*

  • This weekend at the Discoveryland race (9/21/19 – 9/22/19)

*WHERE DO I GO TO VOTE?*

  • Look for a pop-up tent near the scoring trailer.
  • Voting will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the pot luck.
  • On Sunday, voting is open from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. (start of long course bike race #2).

*HOW DO I FIND OUT THE RESULTS?*

  • Check on //www.occra.com/site. Results should be posted by Monday.

*CAN I STILL GET INVOLVED?*

  • Yes! There are still some open positions. Talk to an outgoing officer or a BOD member and they’ll make sure you get in contact with the newly elected President. Open positions are filled by the incoming (2020) race officers.

Track Clearing Help Needed for Lindesmith Farms (near Comanche)

We are going to be working on the track at Lindesmith Farms in Comanche Saturday Sunday and Monday your invited to come join us for lots of fun and track clearing…. bring chain saws weedeaters and loppers…it going to be a great loop for the OCCRA race in October.

New tracks always require more work and trimming, so member help is very much appreciated here!

The coordinates for Lindesmith Farms are:

2020 Officer Nominees

Here are the awesome folks who have nominated themselves for 2020 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 2019 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 2019 and is in good standing at the time of the election.  Temporary ($5) memberships do not count for voting rights.  The election for 2020 officers will be held at Round 11: Discoveryland.  So make your plans to attend Round 10 – not only is it a fantastic venue with a unique track, you’ll also have a chance to vote for your 2020 leadership.  You must vote in person.

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Nominees

(presented in alphabetical order by last name per position)

President

  • Nick Cohlmia
    I want to continue the Family Fun Racing that the club is based around because the OCCRA is a special group and I want to take on the roll of leading the group.
  • Mary Doughty

Vice President

  • Wesley Darnell
    We have an amazing organization and I just want to keep our organization moving forward. I have been a volunteer firefighter for over 10 years things learned over those 10 years will help me settle in this role of pushing forward.

Mini Director

  • Russell Doughty

Race Director

  • Benny Darnell

Scoring Director

  • Jessica Cochran
    I have always appreciated that from a member’s perspective, OCCRA is run using efficient processes with a frontline of passionate officials.
    My goal is for my professional experience to contribute to continuing what already exists to the best of my ability.  I Also want to lend any knowledge or ideas to improve this role or any organizational matter should I be invited to do so.
    2020 will be my 4th year as an XC moto mom!!  My first experience at OOCRA was feeling shocked, and I yelled at my boys to “slow down” but now you’ll hear me scream at them “GO FASTER!!!” every race, every time.  
    Kent and I have attended nearly every race weekend quad and bike days for 3 years.  We started with NO experience in this type of sport but due to the help of officials and great people, we now help others or fill in as part of the team where we are needed.  I hope to start racing (super beginner style), and my goal now is to contribute to OCCRA, becoming part of the “official” race family team.  
    Although I am running for the membership and scoring position, I can do about anything and I’m up for most challenges!   Let’s race!
  • Emily Cohlmia
    I am the current scoring director and feel like I had done a pretty good job this year and would like to continue in that position.
  • Michael Johnson
    To create a fun and competitive racing atmosphere that is fair to all.

Special Events & Banquet Coordinator

  • Kaylon Labat
    Love this association!! Have made great friends and want to keep working to make every race and banquet better than the last!

Work Director

  • Aaron Waldon

Equipment Manager

  • Andrew Tekaat

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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!

https://www.occra.com/site/how-to-get-started/

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!

Early Registration Opportunity at Ajax Motorsports

We know you have been waiting!!! Early membership registration at Ajax Motorsports will be Saturday, Feb. 9th from 11am-3pm. Come out, do some shopping, and get your OCCRA 2019 Membership!!! There address is 8417 S. Interstate 35 Oklahoma City, OK 73149. Thanks, and see you Saturday!!

 

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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.

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

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: https://www.occra.com/site/events/2018banquet/

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

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

Check and/or Update Your Rider Info

Racers, As many of you know, the officers have been busy working with Rocky Mountain on the Race Gas program, and getting everyone credited for completed races. In addition to getting this lined out, we have made a video to walk everyone through the process of checking your email address in Mototally. Please watch the video carefully, and then go check your Mototally info and be sure it matches your Rocky Mountain info.

As of now, we will leave this available until next Wednesday, at which point we will lock it down to prep for next weekends race. It will then be evaluated whether to open this back up or not.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Update Info: http://www.moto-tally.com/occra/SeriesRegistration.aspx

Info About 2018 RMATV Race Gas Program

The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas program has changed quite a bit since last year.  We have received a lot of questions.  The information contained in this email was also passed out at the scoring trailer and will continue to be available there in the future.  Please read below and pass this information on to anyone you think might not be getting the message.

Rocky Mountain ATV MC is an amazing sponsor that gives OCCRA riders a $10.00 credit online to each racer that competes in an OCCRA event. Be sure and thank them every chance you get. There will be no more Rocky Mountain ATV/MC cards mailed out. Everything is now online so you can get your credit faster and you won’t have to type in the entire card number to use them!

OCCRA results are submitted to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC after each race and then Rocky Mountain ATV/MC applies the credit to your Rocky Mountain account. You can check your balance at any time by going online to www.Rockymountainatvmc.com or by calling 801-465-3140.

All you have to do to get the credit for each race is to make sure the email address that you put on your OCCRA membership form matches the email address on the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account you want the credit to go to. For instance if you have children, and you have the only Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account in the family, you would want all of your kid’s membership forms to have the email address that matches your Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account.

Steps to check your balance:

  1. Go online, login, and click the “RM cash” at the top of the RM website and it will give you your balance.
  2. IF you see a $0 balance or you think you are missing some credits you will have to call Rocky Mountain.
  3. When you call RM be sure to give them your name and email address that you gave OCCRA. They can then look to see if you have credits anywhere else.
  4. IF you have credits that are not showing online, you will have to place an order over the phone to get those credits.Notes:

Notes:

  • OCCRA results are sent after each race (we have about 2 weeks). Once results are submitted there are no later submissions or corrections allowed.
  • There is no longer a Race Gas credit for membership
  • 1 credit per rider per event, not per entry (same as before)
  • Credits expire after 45 days from the time they are applied to the account (not from the race date)
  • All credits go to your Rocky Mountain ATV/MC account.  There are no more cards.  You HAVE to have an e-mail address.
  • These same rules will apply to any race series that participates in the program.

Be sure you check often and call often. The credit will only last for 45 days and then it will expire. RM says that they will email you before your credits expire, but I wouldn’t chance missing an email.

Remember that this is an AWESOME benefit provided BY Rocky Mountain ATV/MC to riding series around the nation with no strings attached.  When you call them regarding credits, please be courteous, patient and give them your thanks.

Thank you,
OCCRA Officers

Second Round of 2018 Promotions

Racers, We are pleased to announce the new round of promotions. I would like to congratulate everyone on their accomplishments racing and the pursuit to get faster. The officers have spent hours upon hours evaluating times, as we always do when evaluating times and classes. So, without further adieu, here is the list by group. You will be able to get numbers printed this weekend for the race. Congratulations to each racer!!

A BIKES
Damon O’neil- XC3 to XC2
Ron King- XC3 to XC2

B BIKES
Evan McMahan- Sportsman to Novice
Charlie Johnson- AMA30+ to Novice
Ryan Smith- AMA30+ to Novice
Kerrie Swartz- AMA30+ to Novice
Breckin Lewis- OpenC to Sportsman
Lathan Gabreal- OpenC to Sportsman
Calen Rowe- OpenC to Sportsman

50’s
Addison Lewis- C to A
Grant McGee- B to A
Nash Wright- B to A
Gunner Hall- C to B
Max Holub- C to B
Tristan Mitchell- C to A
Cason Wolf- B to A

65’s
Brody Helm- B to A
Kade Wood- B to A
Xander Cochran- C to B

85’s
Ross Standingwater- B to A
Bo McIntire- B to A
Lathan Gabreal- B to A
Austin Walker- B to A
Grady Downing- C to B
Cadence Lewis- C to B
Lewton Reed- C to B

Open Womens SC Bike-Saturday Race
Maggie Waldon- B to A
Connie Hamilton- B to A
Trista Thurmond- B to A
Lindsay Gardner- B to A

OCCRA Remembers Former President Mack Spurlock

OCCRA is saddened to hear that former OCCRA President Mack “Mack Daddy” Spurlock has passed. Mack was OCCRA President for several years in the late ’90s and early ’00s and was a strong advocate for the riding community. We would like to extend prayers and best wishes to the Spurlock family from the OCCRA family.

Schedule Change for Rounds 1 & 2

***Announcement***

Schedule changes – OCCRA Members and Racers, After a long day of discussions with land owners and officers, we are making a location change. Round 1 and Round 2 locations are going to switch. Fry Lake has taken on too much water from the winter precipitation and the recent rains. So, here is the schedule for the first 2 rounds.

March 10th-11th – Round 1 – Terbush Ranch in Woodward, OK
March 24th-25th – Round 2 – Fry Lake in Seminole, OK

I will be posting updated flyers this evening, as well as some additional information for Round 1 at Terbush Ranch. Be on the lookout!!

Rule Proposal Outcomes

Check out the link below to view the list of rules that were proposed and considered at the meeting.  Each rule indicates whether it was passed and if it contained any modifications.

Here’s a summary:

  • A & B Races are returned to 1.5 hours
  • Pit bike classes have been reduced to two – an air cooled class and a liquid cooled class
  • Team quad was split into an A/B
  • Open Womens Short Course (Saturday race) was split into an A/B
  • 50+ Expert class added to A Division with further class changes being considered (complete class list to be published soon)
  • AA classes will now receive jackets if standard OCCRA award requirements are met
  • Action cam footage submitted as proof of violation must be submitted uncut
  • When possible, the Saturday Short Course Quad race (WSC + Youth) will be run on a shortened version of the long course track.

See a more detailed account of the rule proposals by clicking the link below:

https://www.occra.com/site/2018-rule-proposals/

Early Membership & Class Sign-Up

Join the OCCRA officers at one of the upcoming early membership sign-up events to join as a member, pick your class and number and ask any questions that you might have.  You can also take advantage of the great selection of parts and accessories to get ready for the upcoming season.  Don’t forget that both of these awesome dealers are Fly Racing dealers, so they can get you setup with gear so you can participate in the Fly Contingency program (click for details).

Opportunity #1: AJAX MOTORSPORTS

  • Date: February 3rd, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Opportunity #2: HONDA OF TULSA

  • Date: February 10th, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Save some time and download the membership form from our member info page.  You can even fill it out on screen and print.

2018 Race Schedule (with Locations) Released

OCCRA members, the time has come to announce the 2018 season schedule. The officers have been working hard to lock in race locations, and have put together a solid schedule. As of now, we have 1 charity race back at MPH in Guthrie, and we will race BFR as a co-sanctioned race with Arkansas XC racing (AXC).

As you can see, we have 1 race that is TBD. As soon as that location is finalized, we will send out an update and proceed with making race posters. Without further adieu, here is your 2018 schedule.

Round 1 – 3/10-13/1 – Fry Lake – Seminole
Round 2 – 3/24-3/25 – Terbush Ranch – Woodward
Round 3 – 4/7-4/8 – Pleasant Valley Farms – Sand Springs
Round 4 – 4/21-4/22 – Pettijohns Off-Road Park – Rush Springs
Round 5 – 5/5-5/6 – Baldwin Ranch – Indiahoma
Round 6 – 5/19-5/20 – Discoveryland – Sand Springs
Round 7 – 6/2-6/3 – Williams Ranch – Skiatook
Summer Break
Round 8 – 8/25-8/26 – To be determined
Round 9 – 9/8-9/9 – Big Fox Run – Poteau – Co-Sanctioned with AXC
Round 10 – 9/22-9/23 – Gruber
Round 11 – 10/6-10/7 – Henryetta
Round 12 – 10/20-10/21 – Sundog – Lexington

Save the Stillwater 500!

The Stillwater 500 needs the help of the riding community.  Let’s all band together to help save this riding area!


The Stillwater 500 Riding Area is presently scheduled for closure as of January 31, 2018 at which time prorated refunds for annual permits will be made. The City of Stillwater notified the Stillwater Trail Riders this week that they do not plan to renew the Lease Agreement. We are all sick and much effort is being made to find a way to keep the Park.
If the Stillwater 500 has impacted your life in a positive way and you want to provide comments and personal examples/testimonies in hopes of helping to influence a re-assessment of the decision, please email them to: supportourpark@stillwater500.com. We are approaching this situation with integrity and legal assistance, so please keep comments appropriately positive.

Thank you so much! These comments will become a part of the supporting documents to be shared with the City of Stillwater as efforts are made to regain the use of the Stillwater 500 Riding Area.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR SUPPORT MESSAGES TO supportourpark@stillwater500.com

Click here to read more on the Stillwater 500 Facebook page