Category Archives: News

Round 3 Postponed and Outlook

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

Round 2 Postponed

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

OCCRA Events & COVID-19

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

Round 2 at Gruber Coming Up!

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

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

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

Pitch in with Work and Get 35 Points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Early Sign-Up Opportunity at Altus Motorsports!

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

So, why sign up early?

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

Looking forward to seeing our Shawnee area racers this Saturday.

Altus Motorsports
2116 E Broadway St
Altus, OK 73521
580.477.1500

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

Opt In to Text Message Updates

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

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

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

Text occramini to 84483 for mini’s.

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

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

Early Sign Up Information

There seems to be a lot of energy within the club heading into the 2020 season! Quite a few racers have been reaching out and asking how they can secure their race numbers for their proper class. We are excited to announce 4 early sign up opportunities in addition to the January 18th Awards Banquet.
Top reasons to take advantage of early membership sign up:
1. The all new Gate Pass will save you money and is only available at early sign ups.
2. Generous discounts are being offered to OCCRA members at each of the 4 locations (ask each location for details).
3. Avoid potential lines at Round 1 when everyone else is registering.
4. Once you complete your 2020 membership enrollment at the early sign ups, your race number is secure.
5. You can drop your machine off for service or pick up any parts and gear you need.

Here are a few notes on how your race numbers are secured. If you raced with OCCRA in the last season and are staying in the same class, your number is secure through Round 1 at Seminole unless your class is revised or you are promoted to a different class. On occasion classes are revised which may change the overall numbering of your class. These revisions typically are decided on the day of the banquet, that’s why early membership registration is unavailable until 3pm the day of the banquet.
In the event you cannot make it to an early sign up, we will gladly get you registered at your first race.
Here are your 2020 pre-season membership enrollment opportunities:
Ajax Motorsports Saturday, January 25th from 10-2
Tulsa Motorsports Saturday, February 1st from 11-3
Shawnee Honda Saturday, February 8th from 10-2
Altus Motorsports Saturday, February 15th from 10-2

OCCRA membership will be cash or check only. Sorry but we will not be set up to accept credit cards.

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!

[inwave_button style=”default” button_text=”See on Google Calendar” button_link=”//calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=lsrb0jgu6hmhts0ptsheo2g46o%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago” shape=”square” color=”theme” size=”normal”]

Schedule Updates!! Please Read!

Racers!! IMPORTANT message! Please share to everyone! Due to some unfortunate circumstances we will be moving Rd12 from Sundog Trails to Fry Lake. We will also be moving the rain date makeup race from Lindesmith Ranch back to the original location of Williams Ranch. I want to greatly thank the awesome landowners we have that open up their properties to us on extremely short notice that allows us to keep racing. So now the remainder of the 2019 year schedule:

  • Oct 5th and 6th: Rd12 Fry Lake bike and quad
  • Oct 12th and 13th: Stroud Lake bike only
  • Oct 19th and 20th: Williams Ranch bike only

The weekend schedule for the two bike only races will be the exact same as usual, except that there will be no quad races.  So practice will start at the normal time on Saturday and the Sunday schedule will be normal (perhaps with adjustments for daylight).

We apologize for any inconvenience, Rd12 race flier is coming soon!

***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.

***ROUND 11 PRE-RACE REPORT***

Round 11 of the 2019 season is just days away. This round, we are back at Discoveryland in Sand Springs, OK. We have had the privilege of racing this property for the past few seasons, and are excited to return to this great venue.

As always, I like to start by thanking our round sponsor. This round, Ramjack is our round sponsor. They have supported our series for a lot of years, and we are thankful for their continued support, and for providing over 150 awards for this round.

Mona’s is our food vendor for this round, and we appreciate their support and continued great service and food they provide. Be sure to pay them a visit and show them your support. Also, thanks to them for reaching out to out race community asking for feedback on new food. It’s looking like Tacos are a popular request, as well as their amazing Pickle-O’s.

This round we have a few special things. First, on Saturday night, we will have a potluck at the pavilion at 6:00pm. Burgers are provided by OCCRA, and dogs and brats are provided by Lampton Welding. We ask everyone bring a side and/or dessert to share, as well as your own drinks and chairs.

Next, this round is officer elections. All OCCRA members who have raced at least one race this season is eligible to vote. Voting will be open beginning Saturday morning and close at the end of the first big bike race on Sunday. There will be a tent set up and the voting will take place there via ballot. Please visit www.occra.com/2019/08/26/2020-officer-nominees/ to see the current list of applicants. If you are interested in stepping up and helping out as an officer, you have this week to apply.

The address for this track is as follows:
19501 W. 41st Street (81.19 mi)
Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063

As always, be sure to visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd11/ for any new information, and be sure to CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL!!! 405-390-5227