Your race club is excited to invite you to Round 2 of our 2021 season to the “Battle with the Cattle” in Cache, OK!
Round 1 was a huge success. There are so many racers that are CHARGED up and carrying a lot of positive energy into Round 2.
There is quite a bit of general race information on our website OCCRA.com we encourage all racers to please check out.
The Special Event for Saturday Night is the Littles XC race for kids. Please make sure you are signed up by 4pm Saturday. Sign up is by the Scoring Trailer and entries are $10 per race. This year, your Littles XC racer must be a 2021 member. You can add them to your family membership at no additional cost.
The Round 2 featured sponsors are Lawton Motorsports and Overstreet & Son Construction.
Lawton Motorsports is a well stocked shop that gives generous discounts to OCCRA Members so check them out for your next machine or stock up on parts & accessories you can take home same day!
Overstreet & Son is ready to take on just about any of your construction project needs. Whether its needing lines laid, septic systems, house pads, cutting trees, pushing ponds or just about anything else check them out!
**DAYLIGHT SAVINGS WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS RACE WEEKEND**
**SET YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY NIGHT**
**NOTE THE ADJUSTED SUNDAY SCHEDULE TO COMPENSATE FOR DAYLIGHT HOURS**
Get loaded up, bring your CHARGED up positive energy, invite some friends and get ready for a FUN weekend of racing and priceless socializing.
Bible Study is Saturday Night at Gooberville and OCCRA Church Sunday morning has a very positive message for you!
If you do not subscribe to our texts they are very convenient way to receive valuable info. just text the actual word OCCRA to 833-528-1533 or if you only want texts on Mini’s text OCCRAMINI to the same number. **if you text that number and say “sign me up”, you will not be signed up. Its automated and will only sign you up if you text those exact words.
Congrats to Johnny Horton that had the winning raffle ticket for the brand new Kawasaki KX250 XC from your race club!
Altus Motorsports will be decking it out with new graphics you may see at the next race. We were so excited to make this happen.
Round 1 was a HUGE success and would sincerely like to thank everyone for their support and really positive energy you brought. Racers were clearly CHARGED up just made it an amazing weekend.
We set records! We had 551 race entries! Thank you for making that happen. We are not done yet, we are just getting started with 11 more rounds to look forward to, most of which are private tracks and only accessible during our race.
We would also like to thank our featured sponsors for RD 1.
Everyone bring it in for a HUGE virtual high 5 from your race club. WOW, we don’t have official stats calculated yet but we do know that members set numerous attendance records for Round 1!
We are getting lots of redundant questions asked online so here is a quick response we hope you will help us share:
Pictures – Those are taken by many volunteer individuals that just post them when they get to it. If you are a picture taker PLEASE tag OCCRA so everyone can see.
Scoring – Unofficial results are printed shortly after each race but official results take time to audit and are generally posted Monday evenings following a race.
Pit riding – YES. lots of questions about this. Penalties will be issued to anyone abusing the pit riding rules. Most got a “hall pass” at RD 1 but not moving forward. PARENTS…if your child is under 14 they may not ride their machine at all except to and from their actual race or official practice session. Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet while riding responsibly in the pits. Even if you are on a golf cart or other vehicle, if you ride recklessly in the pits there will be penalties.
Spectators – Be very mindful of where you are in relation to the track. We had people parking and hanging out on live tracks.
We will be getting more info out shortly on the epic results of a very successful Round 1. Stay tuned!
Can you believe we are just over a week away from the 1st flag drop of the season? Our Special Events Coordinator Kirby Evans has put together a FUN season of events. Here is a preview of what she has come up with:
HINTON: Bonfire/karaoke/bike giveaway
Cache: Littles XC
OKC: Littles XC
Arkansas: we will be working with AXC on this specifics TBA!
Skiatook: Littles XC
Guthrie: organized activities with AJAX MOTORSPORTS to benefit MPH
Stroud: Enjoy the lake
Cameron: Power wheels
Cleveland: Littles XC
Ada: Littles XC
In order the be in Littles XC:
You must be a member of OCCRA, you can be on a family membership for no extra charge.
If riding a motorized bike you must have a DOT approved helmet on. If riding a strider it does not have to be DOT approved but you must wear a helmet.
There will be a $10 entry fee for each race this is so we can provide a personalized hoodie at the end of the season to the members in Littles XC
It is recommended to have number plates on bikes OR numbers on fronts of shirts.
This is it…last chance to race OCCRA in 2020. Your race club would like to invite you and your friends to help us make the last race of the one to remember.
Can you believe after all challenges 2020 gave us we still pulled off a full 12 race season? Can you believe we did it with record attendance? Thank you so much to everyone that has showed up and made it so great.
Since the last round is so close to Halloween we are asking everyone to wear a costume to race in! Yes, you heard correctly, we are having a costume contest for those that dress up during the race. We are so excited to see how creative our members can be.
Hinton is largely a “sand track” that flows through the woods with some open sections. This will be our 4th time to race this property and it seems to keep getting better each time.
We would like to thank our Round 12 Sponsors for their support. Our very own Russell Doughty with Lampton Welding Supply has ALL of your welding supply needs. Go check them out or give them a call at 405.232.2577 or visit their website www.lampton.com.
Altus Motorsports is a familiar shop that has been supporting your race club very well all year long along with its partners. If you are looking for a new bike/quad/SxS, parts, accessories or apparel they have a well stocked showroom with knowledgeable staff to help you out.
Round 12 is the last round to take advantage of our $5 Temporary Membership. We are just shy of our 1000 member goal but have 1 more shot to make it happen. Reach out to your friends and family that are curious why you are always talking about how much FUN you have racing. Most of us have those other friends that have taken a break from racing for some reason. Reach out and hassle them and remind them what they are missing.
GPS: 35.459927, -98.412104
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/EeuKHmVsdLVp7jtd8
Your race club would like to invite you to race this highly anticipated venue centrally located in OKC which is what many members call their home track.
Round 6 is a make up race from the Summer. 2020 has thrown some punches at us but we are still on track for a full 12 race season!
First we would like to thank our RD 6 sponsors for supporting the race.
Lawton Motorsports is a great shop that is very involved in racing and has been a strong supporter of your race club this year along with Altus Motorsports also in the same family. This shop is very knowledgeable of their products and well stocked.
Service Master Restore is also a primary sponsor for RD 6. When disaster strikes, they will be there to provide the guidance, expertise and personalized care needed to ensure your life gets back to normal, quickly. Just call 405.528.6600 or visit SMRSI.com.
Please read through this as we summarize a few very important topics.
Crosstimbers is a premium riding area that is well established and organized. You will not have to pay for a permit but if you do not have one already you will be required to go through the permit process minus paying for it and it can take a few minutes. We will have 2 entrance lines to expedite the process since so many riders already have permits. If you have a permit, BRING IT. If you do not have it with you, you cannot be looked up and will have to get in the non-permit holder line and go through that process. For non-permit holders, your complimentary pass is only valid for the race weekend. Annual Passes as well as day passes can be purchased in advance if you prefer but you WILL NOT be reimbursed for advance purchases.
For Special events we have Littles XC which is really fun to watch even if you do not have kids that are racing. Of course you will always find Cole Williams leading bible study at the Gooberville portable palace at 7:30pm.
If your normal race day is Sunday for example, and you wish to earn work points please keep in mind you are supposed to work Sunday (your normal race day) because there is a limit to how many workers can be accepted on your non-race day. Is it possible to work Saturday, yes. Is it guaranteed that there will be an available position, no. We anticipate large numbers of racers working the last few races which is typically the only time this gets brought up. Please see recent posts for more details.
Quads and Bikes are on separate tracks for this race but the start is in same staging area. Quads will be enjoying the very spectator friendly Grass track which is really fast and flows well. Big bikes will be on the recently reversed Blue trail which is single track at its best! There are lots of recent videos posted of the track, just not the official OCCRA track as there will be some variations.
Although we are REALLY close to achieving our 1000 member goal for 2020, we are asking each of you to reach out to at least 1 person you know that would enjoy taking advantage of our $5 Fall Temporary Membership offer. Whether its someone new or a racer that has not been involved this year just remember how much enjoyment YOU get from this and we are sure you would want others to as well.
Please refer to GPS or 1 click directions below. If you OPT IN to our texts you will be treated to an even more simplified resource for directions.
Directions: THIS IS NOT THE NORMAL RIDING ARE ENTRANCE
GPS: 35.348646, -97.382942
1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5iKYeFWZmcv8dEZG6
There is a LOT going on at Round 11 – Battle with the Cattle and are breaking it all down for you in this video. Fireworks, live bands, $5 temporary membership and more! We are so close to meeting a goal we never set because it would have sounded crazy to think we could ever get 1000 members. Help your race club meet that goal by inviting your friends!
Your race club is excited to invite you to race the “Battle with the Cattle” for RD 11 in Cache, OK.
There is a LOT more going on at this race than normal so please read over the flyer. There is also a separate video that breaks it all down.
First we would like to thank
/ Altus Factory Racing Development and
Overstreet & Son Construction
for sponsoring RD 11.
Battle with the Cattle is another all new track exclusive to your race club. Russell Doughty and the Walker family have worked hard to lay this track out and build it.
RD 11 is our Annual $5 Temporary Membership we are asking you to help us promote in an effort to reach our goal of 1000 members for 2020. While OCCRA still remains one of the least expensive race clubs in the state, we are continuing to offer a 1 race “temp membership”. THIS IS VALID AT RD 11 ONLY. All other fees still apply which are listed on the flyer and are CASH/CHECK only. This is a great incentive to tell your friends that do not race or have been dormant this season. Help us reach 1000 members for 2020…we are so close!
We have several Special Events for RD 11:
** $5 Temporary Membership
** Littles XC kids race at 6pm
** Live bands at 7pm sponsored by JD Walker at Construction Unlimited
** Bible Study at 7:30 at Gooberville (Coles portable palace)
** Fireworks show sponsored by Duane Hill at Atlantic Pools of OKC
Your race club is excited to invite you and anyone you know with a bike or quad to our Big Fox Run event September 5/6 in Cameron, OK.
As we head to our Eastern borders make sure you contact all the racers you know in the surrounding areas to come race with us at BFR.
If you only attend 1 special event this year, the Power Wheels downhill is almost as excited as a spectator as it is to pilot one in a race. Be looking for a separate post about this special event as there are some very important details.
You can thank our very own David Brown with Brown Oil Tools for sponsoring the BFR race. Brown Oil Tools is your go to place for Down Hole oil field tools and can reach them at 580.436.0002.
If you are looking for lodging, Poteau is the closest town with modern amenities. You can also camp at BFR.
Here we go…RD 8 at Stroud Lake will kick off the 2nd 1/2 of the 2020 season in less than 2 weeks!
We hope that everyone has been enjoying the Summer break. Some of you may not have touched your machine since the last race and others have been riding a lot. Either way its time to start preparing.
If you are needing parts, maintenance or maybe a whole new machine one of our RD 8 sponsors is Shawnee Honda Polaris Kawasaki and will take very good care of you. They have experienced off-road enthusiasts on staff that would love to help you get what you need.
Central Oklahoma Federal Credit Union is also sponsoring RD 8 so we would encourage everyone to check out their website which offers a large variety of banking solutions. https://cofcu.net/
For those of you that are camping, RV hook ups are on a first come basis. Gates open at 3pm Friday. Please do not show up before 3pm.
Your race club will be very excited to see everyone. Please help us continue to grow our amazing sport by sharing this flyer and reaching out to those that do not follow social media.
Here are your 1 click directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pjgaFcHGqeJ6BuLXA
Your race club is excited to invite you to spend the weekend playing in the dirt with us at the Camp Gruber ORV park June 13/14. There are only 2 races left before the Summer break and know you will want to get as much racing as possible in.
Gruber is located in a mountainous part of the state with lots of adventurous activities to do around there for those that want to make a full weekend trip. The track has lots of elevation changes, rocks, tight woods that really flow well and of course a few wide open sections.
We would like to thank the foundation repair experts at Ram Jack for sponsoring this event. We will be posting more about what they do earlier next week. If you are in need of foundation repairs check out their website www.ramjack.com for more information.
Night Team Race!! Saturday at 8:45 PM (registration at 8:15 pm)
++Teams can be quad-quad, bike-quad, or bike-bike.
++Must have lights…they can be factory lights or something you can rig up. I would suggest a headlamp too.
++There will be a mini class (85 cc 2 stroke bike max or 150 cc quad max and 14 years old or younger) and a big bike class (minis can ride in the big bike class if they would prefer or have an adult team mate.)
++Teams may share one machine or have two machines.
++They will race at the same time.
++45 min. race
++Prizes for 1st place in both classes
++ Goggles, boots, and helmet required.
++ Need to have a team name.
++ Hand scored event, you must completely stop at scoring
++Registration for this will be at 8:15 PM on Saturday and race will start will be at 8:45 PM.
++Volunteer helpers would be very welcome if you want to come help out.
Parents may follow their racer on foot (in fact, we encourage this), but may not hinder the race of any other racer. Helmets are required (a bike helmet is fine). Liability waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given in each class and year end awards will be given to the series winners at the OCCRA Banquet in January.
We are very excited to invite you to race Round 5 Make Promises Happen (MPH) this weekend, May 2-3.
MPH is not only an extremely popular track but it is also a charity race for a very good cause.
PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO SPECIAL GUIDELINES UNIQUE TO REBOOTING THE SEASON.
For this race to be a success it is critical that everyone respect and follow all guidelines. Do not overlook the CDC flyer even if it looks familiar. We have added addition guidelines to the top of the flyer.
In the event that you are affected in a way that prevents you from attending this race, we have options for you. These options can be discussed on a personal basis by calling Emily at 405.612.2660.
Please help us share this information. We will also be pushing out more information throughout the week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year, OCCRA Family!!! We are weeks away from the 2019 Awards Banquet and we are excited to see everyone and celebrate a great 2019 season. The banquet will take place on Jan 18 at the Heart of America Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Continue reading A New Year and Banquet Info!→
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!
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 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
Round 10 of the 2019 season is just around the corner and we are excited to return to Big Fox Run in eastern Oklahoma. This round, we are once again doing this race in conjunction with AXC Racing as the Battle of the Border!!! There is also an extra $500 pot for Pro Quad racers, so be sure to spread the word and lets fill this line with these Pro racers.
We would like to thank Labat Custom Creations for sponsoring this round and providing over 150+ awards. Additionally, they will have shirts for sale at the race so be sure to show them some support.
Mona’s Rose of Sharon will be our concession this round, and we are grateful that they continue to be our primary food vendor. They do a great job for us and we sure appreciate their efforts.
Of course, we have a great special event this round. PowerWheels Downhill Challenge!! Sept. 7th at 6:30 PM!!! $1000 in prizes!!! Nick Fox and his crew will be building us a custom hill!!! Thanks to our sponsors: Big Fox Run and Labat Custom Creations for making this possible. Please refer to the post on both OCCRA pages for rules.
Lastly, we are doing a Fall Special for new racers looking for a temporary membership. For $5, you can race with us for a single weekend. You will not be awarded series points, but it gives one a good opportunity to try out XC racing for minimal expense.
As always, keep an eye on the Facebook pages for up to date information, and be sure to Call Before you haul!!
Gates open at 3:00pm on Friday, September 6th. Please respect the gate times and do not arrive before 3:00pm.
Attention Racers! First, I want to thank you all for being such amazing members and sticking with us through all of the weather changes. Believe me, it has not been easy. Second, we have the postponed races lined out. The Gooberville Flood Out will be raced at a completely new location in Duncan Oklahoma on the original rain date of 10/19-10/20. I want to thankKevin Lindesmith for opening up his property since the hunting season will be keeping us from returning to Gooberville at that date. The Stroud Lake race will be held at the amazing Stroud Lake property on 10/12-10/13. The race weekend schedule will continue as normal starting at 3pm on Saturdays. We felt this was the best date due to least as conflict as possible with other local race series, GNCC Ironman, and Goldrush. I know this will put 3 bike races back to back but as of now it’s our best option. We really hope we don’t get another rainout. We are trying our best to give you the best quality tracks possible and to give you a full season for points and works and fun. Thank you all for your understanding and your support!! Now let’s get ready for the Battle on the Border at Big Fox Run!