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***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

Battle of the Border 2!

**ROUND 10 PRE-RACE REPORT**

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.

See you all at Round 10!!!

Reschedule Announcement – Mark Your Calendars

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!

-Cole

Stroud Race Bike (Sunday Races) Postponed

RACE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Rd 9 STROUD LAKE BIKES IS POSTPONED UNTIL A DATE IN OCTOBER! We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. This was a difficult decision.

RACE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Rd 9 STROUD LAKE BIKES IS POSTPONED UNTIL A DATE IN OCTOBER! We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. This was a difficult decision.

Posted by OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Back in Action at a NEW Location!

WHO’S READY TO GO RACING!!!! At last, summer break is nearly over at its almost time to get back to racing at Round 9 at Stroud Lake!!! We are excited to race this new venue and we are looking forward to a great track. I want to start by thanking Robert Haile for taking the lead on this track build. He has been working hard for almost a year to build a great track.

Speaking of track, I’m sure everyone would like some track info. This will be a shared track with a mini cutoff. Long course is 7 miles and short course is currently 3 miles. Mini track is pretty tame, LC flows well with a couple dry creek crossings. The start will be kind of neat with a corkscrew style start, up and over a hill, and a quarter mile of pavement. This will be a spectator friendly course with them being able to see the racers across the lake in multiple sections. It will be super spectator friendly to anyone on a boat! Also there are a couple of sections where the trail is close to the lake shore. In these areas please stay on the track. This is for your safety. There are beaver stumps in the tall grass off to the sides of the track.

For this round we would like to thank Easy Lay Liners LLC for their support and providing over 150 awards for this race.

We will not have a special event this race as we’d rather give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the lake. Of course, DO NOT take your bikes, quads, or SXS’s into the lake. It is only for swimming or boating. PLEASE RESPECT STROUD’s BEAUTIFUL LAKE. Absolutely no riding on the damn. No tearing up the grass in nicely mowed areas. The marked track is fair game. Other than that, let’s show Stroud what the people of OCCRA are about.

Concession is being provided by the Stroud Fire Department, and all proceeds go to support their efforts. This is a great opportunity to support the guys and gals that keep this town safe, and put their community first. Let’s show them OCCRA hospitality and be sure to support them this weekend.

Lastly, I believe that if you put Stroud Lake in your GPS it should give you directions. Stroud has one gas station that sells 100% real gas. It is located on the east end of main street across from the Rock Cafe.

As always, if you’re concerned about any weather if we have any, be sure to Call Before You Haul and we will see you all in just over a week at ROUND 9!!!

***ROUND 1 at FRY LAKE***

Racers, we are almost at the summer break. We all have to admit. It has been a crazy season, with plenty of challenges thanks to the weather, but it is finally time for Round 1!!!!!!

We are excited to finally get to race Fry Lake in Seminole, OK this coming weekend, June 29th-30th. We would like to thank Dave Campbell for being such a great supporter of OCCRA, not only f0r letting us race on his land but also for being our Chaplain as well.

We would also like to thanks Ajax Motorsports for their continued support of the OCCRA series, and of them providing over 150 awards this round.

This round we will have Mona’s Rose of Sharonback for our food vendor, so be sure to show them you support. And if you were at Round 7, be sure to give them an extra thank for grilling for us all afternoon while we all waited out the flood waters.

Saturday evening the there will be a special event, and this round it is Water Balloon Supercross. This will take place at 6:00pm at the motocross track. There will be several classes: Mini bike, Big Bike, Mini Quad, Big Quad. All ages/skill level welcome. Be sure to get in on this fun and wet event.

Following Water Balloon Supercross, be sure to attend the Bible Study at the scoring trailer at 7:30pm. We want to thank the Bible study leaders we have each week, as well as the small but loyal group of attendees.

We will see everyone this weekend. As always, visitwww.occra.com/races/2019-rd01/ for the latest information. And as always, CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL 405-390-5227.

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***Round 7 Announcement***Please share***

***Round 7 Announcement***Please share***

Hopefully by now, everyone has seen Cole William’s post earlier in the week about Round 7 and possible race locations changes. Well, the inevitable has happened and we are changing race locations for Round 7.

Due to soaked ground and the potential rain this week, we are not able to race Pleasant Valley Farms, so at this point in time we will return to Skiatook for “Williams Ranch XC: The Return to Gooberville!” For those of you that raced here at Round 6, I have been informed that we will be making some track changes and skipping the large creek crossings that flooded at Round 6.

Round 7 is sponsored by Lampton Welding Supply, so we would like to thank them for their support and for providing over 150 awards for this round.

Food vendor this round will be Mona’s Rose of Sharon. We continue to have good feedback from their food and their hospitality, and we appreciate them being a loyal vendor.

We will have a special event on Saturday evening at 6:00pm. This round we will have training wheel and Strider bike races for the kids. There will be multiple classes for different age groups, so bolt on the training wheels and bring those Striders and meet around the scoring trailer at 6:00pm.

GPS coordinates are 36.438007, -95.97296.

As always, be sure to visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd07/ for the latest news and info, as it should be updated soon.

CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL 405-390-5227 and we will see you next weekend at Round 7 at Williams Ranch XC: The Return to Gooberville!!!

Update on Pleasant Valley Farms Rd 7

Update on Pleasant Valley Farms Rd 7

June 22nd and 23rd

The weather this week has been amazing however the forecast for next week is showing rain. We are 10 days away so no one can really predict how it’s going to go. David Brown will be down there this weekend building track. Get with him if you know anyone willing to help. We also need someone to mow the parking area. This year will probably be the same as last year as a last minute decision of wether we can race there or not. The parking area is the type that holds moisture and even though the track could be fine, the wrong amount of rain at the wrong time can cause parking problems. We want to keep everyone’s stuff in the best shape possible. Even though our race machines are built for it, our vehicles might not be. So that being said, In the event that we have to make a last minute decision, Williams Ranch (due to similar location and the ability to handle more rain) will be ready. In the case of huge amounts of rain we will have Baldwin Ranch available. If neither of those are able to hold a race then we will use our 2nd rain date that is 10/12/19. If we can’t race the PVF location as scheduled this time it will come off the schedule for this year due to their planting schedule. Hopefully all goes well and we can race this amazing venue with amazing weather. We haven’t tapped into the full potential of this property yet and David Brown is looking to have an 8 mile track this year. We want to thank our gracious landowners for allowing us to have options and letting us race. IF we have to change anything we apologize for any inconvenience and we will get updates out ASAP. Our goal as officers is to provide safe and the highest quality of races possible. Thank you.

Next Race (Schedule Change): Rd 8 at Red Rock XC (Hinton)

Rd 8 Flyer

See full revised schedule: //www.occra.com/2019-race-schedule/

Round 8 at Red Rock XC;Part 2 is just days away. We’d like to start by thanking Shawnee Honda Polaris Kawasaki for sponsoring this round and providing over 150 plaques.

This round we’d like to welcome back Mona’s Rose of Sharon as our food vendor. Be sure to show them your support and get some great food. Bible study will take place on Saturday evening at the scoring trailer at 7:30pm.

There will not be a special event this round, so we apologize for that. We will resume next round with a Saturday evening event.

As always, please share this post. Be sure to visitwww.occra.com/races/2019-rd08/ for the additional information. Also, approx. GPS coordinates are as follows:
35.4604867, -98.4124877

Thank you all and we will see you at Round 8 at Hinton.

*****ROUND 7 UPDATE*****PLEASE SHARE******

*****ROUND 7 UPDATE*****PLEASE SHARE******
We recently got word that Pleasant Valley Farms is underwater, there is no bridge to get to the parking area, and the river has gone over its banks. So, we have no choice but to make race location changes. June 1st and 2nd we will be racing Round 8 at Red Rock XC in Hinton, OK. Then, Round 7 at Pleasant Valley Farms in Sand Springs, OK will be raced on June 22nd and 23rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience this creates, but after evaluating multiple options this is the one that we feel will work best.

Be watching Facebook for the race fliers, additional information, etc. Thank you, OCCRA members.

Ready to Rock Round 6 at Williams Ranch

Round 6 at Williams Ranch in Skiatook, OK is just days away, and we hope everyone is ready to go racing after having an extra week off. Speaking of the extra week off, all of us officers at OCCRA hope that all you race moms and grandmothers had a great weekend off to relax and spend time with you family and loved ones.

We would like to thank Cole Williams and the entire William’s family for letting us continue racing on their property. This is a great track year after year and is always a fun race. We would also like to thanks 3S Team LLC for their continued support, and for sponsoring this round and providing over 150 awards.

The food vendor this round is Big Black’s BBQ so be sure to show them your support and get some good BBQ.

Saturday evening will be the special event, and this round it will be Barrel Racing!!! You’ve seen this done on horses, but not as often on bikes and quads. This is sure to be a fun event for racers and spectators alike. It will begin at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Looks for the crowd and barrels set up for the location.

Following Barrel Racing, this weekends Bible Study will take place at 7:30pm at the scoring trailer, unless otherwise announced.

We also have a host hotel this weekend. Info as follows:
Quality Inn & Suites
7653 N Owasso Expressway
Owasso, OK
918-272-2000
Sonny- General Manager
Tell them your with OCCRA
69.95 per night

GPS coordinates are 36.438007, -95.97296. For the latest information and additional details, visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd06 and if weather is in question, be sure to Call Before You Haul at 405-390-5227.

New Gate Policy for Baldwin Ranch

ATTENTION RACERS!!! We are starting a new policy and we want to give it a try. For Rd5 Baldwin Ranch the gate will open at 3pm on Friday like normal, however we will be securing the property at midnight each night on race weekend And opening it up at 6am each morning. This will add some peace of mind for racers on the property. For 99% of you it won’t change anything, it’s just added security. For those that need in or out in an emergency you can send a message to the OCCRA Facebook page, or call or text 918-695-7270. Leave your name and number on the voicemail or text message and we will get back to you.

Round 5 at Baldwin Ranch Info

Round 5 at Baldwin Ranch is just days away. We would like to start by thanking Cannon Racecraft for sponsoring this round, and providing all the awards. If you’re looking for someone to do suspension work, engine work, or powder-coating, be sure to pay them a visit.

This round we welcome back Mona’s Rose of Sharon as our food vendor. Be sure to show them your support and get some great good form them. Racer favorite is “The Mess” for breakfast, and their “Pickle-O’s” are amazing as well.

We have a few special events this round. First, we have a Side-By-Side race on Saturday at 3:00pm, following the short course vintage races and before practice. Be sure to look at the new times on the schedule this round due to that race. Secondly, we will be having a Relay Race on Saturday evening at 6:30pm, so be sure to come join in the fun event.

As always, Bible Study will take place at 7:30pm, and be sure to find Cole Williams or Dave Campbellfor the location, or ask an officer and they can get you that info.

In addition, thanks to Batman Bailey for providing a sight lap of this track, so be sure to check it out at the link below.

As always, be sure to visit the OCCRA page for additional information and details, and we will see you at Round 5 this weekend.

//www.occra.com/races/2019-rd05/

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SxS Racing at Baldwin Ranch

Special race at Baldwin Ranch Round 5. We are going to have a SXS race on Saturday afternoon at Baldwin Ranch. The details and rules are as follows:

Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm
Bike practice will being at 4:00pm
$5 temp membership
$50 entry fee
3 classes: turbo, 1000, 900 and below
Helmet, goggles, and seat belt required
Fire extinguisher required
Harness and fire suit recommended
Payout will be 100% to top 1/3 in each class

I know this is a little late of a notice. Please share to all you SXS friends. If you own one, bring it. If your neighbor owns one, borrow it. If your local dealer has one, go finance it, and get out here this weekend for some fun.

Rd 4 Race Announcement

Attention Racers!!! Sorry for the short notice but we are making a race decision. We are not cancelling but we are ending ALL race activities for Saturday following the Vintage short course races. NO Saturday bike practice!! The track is CLOSED following the vintage bike races.

Sunday, we will begin practice at 7:00am as scheduled, but we will allow an extra hour for practice and will begin racing at 9:45am. Church and riders meeting will begin at 9:00am.

Again, sorry for the short notice, but as we speak the rain is heavy, the wind is strong, and the track needs some repairs. Everyone here at the race stay dry and enjoy a night in the campers. We will see everyone bright and early Sunday morning.

Rush to Rush Springs for Round 4

Round 4 at Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park in Rush Springs, OK is just days away, and we are very excited about several special events this weekend. First, we would like to thank Anthony Standard and ServiceMaster Restore for sponsoring this round.

Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park offers a mix of XC and MX on a fast and fun track, and we want to thank Victoria Pettijohn and Billie Pettijohn for opening up their property to host this race.

I mentioned special events this round, and we have 3 things we would like to share and ask all racers and fans to support this round.

1st, Rick Smith, with support from Ajax Motorsports, are hosting a special fundraiser to support one of our own racers, Rick Swanda, #758. Rick Swanda is in need for a liver transplant. They will have Breakfast, Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Drinks all weekend at the AJAX Motorsports trailer. In addition, they will have raffle tickets available for lots of great giveaways!! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO RICK SWANDA.

2nd, Team Autism is hosting a fund raiser on Saturday and Sunday. They will be selling cookies, Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Ice Cold Milk, Etc.This will take place at the Team Autism Canopy. ALL PROCEEDS TO TO TEAM AUTISM.

Lastly, on Saturday evening at 6:00pm there is be Water Balloon Supercross. This event will take place on the MX track, so be sure to be in the area prior to the event for fun event for all riders.

Bible Study will take place on Saturday evening at 7:30pm. If you are unsure of the location, be sure to ask an officer and they can get the details to you.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week at Pettijohn’s Off-Road Park. As always, be sure to visit www.occra.com/races/2019-rd04 for the latest race info, and if the weather looks concerning be sure to Call Before You Haul at 405-390-5227.

Get Directions: 2019 Rd 4 at Rush Springs

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Gruber Up Next!

With Round 2 in the books, we are now 5 days away from Round 3 at Gruber ORV Park in Braggs, OK. For all you racers that love the rocks, this track is for you!

We are happy to have BluewaterOKC as the round sponsor, so special thanks to them for their continued support of OCCRA racing.

This round we are privileged to have Mona’s Rose of Sharon as our food vendor, so be sure to pay them a visit for breakfast and lunch. Be sure to get The Mess for breakfast, approved by Cole Williams! It’s his favorite!!!

Saturday evening we have having our traditional OCCRA on Saturday Night @ 6:30pm. Burgers are provided by OCCRA and hot dogs are provided courtesy of Lampton Welding. We ask that everyone bring a side and/or
dessert to share. Also, bring your own beverages and chairs. Following the Potluck will be Bible Study at 7:30pm.

In addition, we have a host hotel for this round. LaQuinta Inn at 1701 N. 32nd Street, Muskogee, OK. Call 1-918-913-9541to make your reservation.
Room rates: $72.00+tax
Tell them you are with OCCRA.
Just FYI: It’s not real trailer friendly but most of the hotels in Muskogee are not.

As always, you can get the latest round info as well as driving directions at www.occra.com/races/2019-rd03.

If you’re ever in doubt of weather conditions and race status, Call Before You Haul. 405-390-5227

Everyone have a great week and we will see you March 30-31 at Gruber for Round 3.

2019 Round 1 at Fry Lake POSTPONED

As you all know already, the forecast for the weekend is less than ideal. After conversing with the landowner and discussing conditions and risks, we have decided to postpone Round 1. Please stay tuned for schedule updates. We appreciate everyone’s patience and hope that you are able to stay safe, dry and warm this weekend!

HOTT Racing in Henryetta for Round 11

Racers, Round 11 at Henryetta is 1 week away. We would like to thank the sponsor for this round, Seth Wadley Auto Connection for providing all the awards.

This round, we will have Mona’s Rose of Sharon on site to provide concession, so be sure to show them our support. They have been a regular food vendor for us the past few seasons, and we sure appreciate them.

We are pleased to announce that we will be having a Potluck this round on Saturday evening at 6:30pm. Thanks to Schwab Meats and Lampton Welding Supply for providing hot dogs and buns. We will also be grilling up hamburgers, and will provide buns and condiments. We ask that each family bring a side or dessert, and provide your own beverages and chairs.

We do have 1 critical things we have to discuss with more emphasis then ever. We need everyone’s help all weekend to keep trash cleaned up. This property MUST be spotless when we leave, so if you see any trash on the ground throughout the weekend, please pick it up and throw it in a trash can. I can’t express how critical this is at the event, so please help us with that.

Just a general reminder, gates open at 3pm on Friday afternoon. Do not arrive earlier please. Also, be sure that everyone under the age of 18 wears a helmet at all times on ALL motorized vehicles, driver or passenger. NO exceptions.

The season end is near, so lets finish out these last few rounds strong. Thanks to all you members and racers for a great season thus far. See you all in 1 week.

Get directions on the round page – CLICK HERE!

Ready to Rock and Roll at Round 10

OCCRA is excited to return to one of our state’s awesome public riding areas for Round 10 September 22nd and 23rd – Gruber ORV Park! Located in Green Country near Muskogee, this park provides a diverse terrain for track building. Also, the Gruber Trust has expanded their parking area to allow more room for camping, so we are looking forward to that. We would like to thank Bluewater Divers for sponsoring this round.

We would like to remind everyone that the $5 temporary fall membership is going on, so if you’re new to OCCRA and want to give racing a shot, this is a good opportunity to run 1 round for very little cost.

Big Black’s BBQ will be out food vendor this round, so be sure to show you support.

Saturday evening will be a Turkey Egg Hunt for the younger racers. This will take place on the short course track, and this event is free to participate.

We will also have our Bible Study at the scoring trailer at 7:00pm Saturday evening. We invite anyone and everyone to attend.

As always, be sure to visit the website for any additional information, driving directions, and GPS coordinates, and keep an eye on Facebook for any additional information.

See you all at Round 10!!!!

//www.occra.com/events/2018-rd10/

OCCRA/AXC Class Placement

AXC racers, please reference this table to see the class that you will be entering at the Battle of the Border.  You will compete against one another for race day awards, but the results will be separated for season points in both series.  For season points, you will only be scored against racers in your own class/series.

AXC RACERS: LOOK UP YOUR CLASS AND RACE TIME – CLICK HERE

Classes that do not have joint racers are omitted from this list.  You can see the full OCCRA class list here and the full AXC class list here.

OCCRA CLASS | AXC CLASS

Mini Quad Race (Saturday Race #1)

  • Mini Quad X | ATV Mini Intermediate (90-150cc)
  • Mini Quad B | ATV Mini Novice (<90cc)

Short Course Quad (Saturday Race #2)

  • Youth Short Course Quad | ATV Mini Pro (Open)

X Long Course Quad (Saturday Race #3)

  • AA Quad | ATV AXC 1 (Pro)
  • Expert Quad | ATV AXC 2 (A-Open)
  • Intermediate Quad | ATV B-Open and ATV B-Vet (35+)
  • Amateur Quad | ATV C-Open and ATV C-Vet (35+)
  • Sportsman Quad | Novice (First Year Racer) and ATV Jr. Pro
  • Womens Quad | ATV Women

Saturday Bike Short Course (Saturday Race #4)

  • No combined classes

Mini 50 Race (Sunday Race #1)

  • Mini 50A | M/C Mini Int. and M/C Mini Pro
  • Mini 50B | M/C Mini Nov

Mini 85 Race (Sunday Race #2)

  • Mini 85A | M/C Jr. Int.
  • Mini 85B | M/C Jr. Nov.
  • Mini 85W | M/C Jr. Women

Mini 65 Race (Sunday Race #3)

  • No combined classes

A Race (Sunday Race #4)

  • AA Bike | M/X AXC1 (Pro)
  • XC1 Bike | M/C AXC 2 (A-Op)
  • Intermediate Bike | M/C B-Open
  • 30+ Intermediate | M/C B-Vet (35+)
  • 50+ Intermediate | M/C Masters (50+)

B Race (Sunday Race #5)

  • 30+ Amateur Bike | M/C C-Vet (35+)
  • Sportsman Bike | M/C C-Open
  • Youth Bike | M/C Jr. Pro
  • Womens Amateur Bike | M/C Women
  • Open C Bike | M/C Novice (1st Year Racer)

Join the OCCRA vs AXC Battle of the Border at Round 9!

Racers, Round 9 at Big Fox Run is right around the corner, September 8th and 9th. This is our first Battle of the Border, as this is a joint race with AXC Racing and OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association. We are excited for this round, and are looking forward to some new activities, some great racing, and most importantly, building of friendships within our racing community.

We would like to thank our sponsors this round, Brown Oil Tools and ServiceMaster Restore. We have stepped it up a little this round for the awards, compliments to these 2 great sponsors. We would also like to thank AXC Racing for getting the award for the Battle of the Border, which will be presented to the winning state. More details to come.

This round, Mona’s Rose of Sharon will be on site for our concession needs, so be sure to pay them a visit. We appreciate them always being willing to come to a race and provide food and beverages. Please show them our continued support.

Saturday evening, we have a special event. Emily J. Cohlmia has setup a Powerwheels Downhill Challenge. For all the details on this, look for the post specifically on this on either OCCRA Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association Facebook pages, as well as AXC Racing Racing Facebook page.

This is only our second year to race at Big Fox Run, and last year was a real treat. We would like to thank the land owners for once again inviting us out to their property. If this will be your first race here, you are in for a real treat. The land is beautiful, and the track was great last year. Thank you guys again for inviting us back to race.

Local Hotel Event Rate

Racers, Thanks to Russell Doughty, we once again have a host hotel for Round 9 at Big Fox Run. See the details below.

Holiday Inn Express
201 Hillview Pkwy
Poteau, OK 74953
(918) 649-0123
$89 ROOM RATE
Tell them YOU’RE with OCCRA

Power Wheels Challenge

See the post below for the special event info…

Power Wheels Downhill Challenge at Big Fox Run

As always, be sure to visit the round event page below for additional information, travelling directions, GPS coordinates, and other information. As always, be sure to call before you haul if there are any weather concerns!!! 405-390-5227

www.occra.com/events/2018-rd09

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Power Wheels Downhill Challenge at Big Fox Run

Get your old, broken down Power Wheels ready for a downhill race at Big Fox Run! Challenge the Arkansas folks to see who has the fastest gravity driven Power Wheels!

That’s right, racers!! We are less then 2 weeks away from Round 9 at Big Fox Run, which will be a Battle of the Border event with AXC Racing. This round we will have an always fun and entertaining Power Wheels Downhill Challenge.Thanks to our new officer Emily J. Cohlmiafor her passion for creating fun events to build the bond of our members this year. Without further ado, here are the details from Emily.

Rules:
1. Have Fun
2. Must wear a DOT approved helmet, eye protection, and boots.
3. First one to the bottom wins.
4. You can have 1 pusher at a time.
5. The pusher cannot cross the start line.
6. You cannot affect another racer on purpose.
7. Races will be heads up, single elimination, with the winner advancing.

Vehicle Regulations:
1. Must have plastic wheels.
2. Must have been previously electric (12/24 volt)
3. Stock electric motors are optional.
4. Must have stock suspension.
5. You can take anything off.
6. You can add a board or pillow or something to sit on.
7. Must have stock body and frame.
8. Each racer must take all of their machines and/or parts of machines home.
9. All Vehicles must pass tech inspection.

Get out the paint, graphics, etc. because we will be judging a Best-In-Show Power Wheels. Add pics of your race-ready Power Wheels in the comments.

Look for directions and signs to the downhill race location once you are on BFR’S property. Best-In-Show contest will begin at 6:30 PM with the race directly afterwards. It will be bracket style racing.

You must have an OCCRA or temporary weekend membership to participate. Ages 16-18 may participate with written parental permission and a parent present. Otherwise, ages 18+ can participate. No entry fee!!!

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Be on the lookout for the race flier later this week.

Round 5 Updates

Round 5 at in Indiahoma is this weekend. We would liek to thank David Brown and Brown Oil Tools for their support this round. Be sure to thank David when you see him at the track.

The track is similar to last year, but with some new sections. The long course is 7 miles long with 2 creek crossings, and will be a fast track. Womens short course is 3.7 miles long, and also have 2 creek crossings and a few high speed sections. At this time, I do not have mini track details. Thanks to Russell Doughty, David Brown, Shane Apple, Tim Glandon, Batman and his crew marking and getting it ready to race this weekend!

With the warmer weather we have been having, be sure to drink plenty of water this week and stay hydrated. Also, be sure to stay weather aware this week as we have expected severe weather leading up to this weekend.

Look closely at the schedule, as we have adjust race times a little as well as practice times.

Diamond C Cross Custom Smoked Meats will be on site with delicious food all weekend. And be sure to visit Trackside Supply for any parts or repairs you need at the race.

We will be having a few special events on Saturday evening. Look for a post in the next day or so with details. Also, be sure to attend the Bible Study at the scoring trailer on Saturday evening at 7pm.

Reminder that gates open at 3pm on Friday, and we ask that racers wait until that time or after to arrive so that the officers have time to get ready, gate attendants to arrive, and details like gate flyers make it on-site.

Thank you all and we will see you this weekend at Baldwin Ranch.

Round 4 Update

Round 4 Update!!! As of now the race is on as scheduled. We have been monitoring the forecast, but all agree from past experience that Pettijohn’s land can take on quite a bit of moisture and still be good to race. It will be wet, and cold. Be sure to pack warm clothes, rain gear, mud boots, and maybe scuba gear just to be safe!! 😂😂 We will see you all soon. Gates open at 3 p.m. Please be courteous of that and please do not show up early. Thank you.

Also, please do not camp along the tree line along the creek. The track will run along the north side of creek. If you are unsure of this location, please find an officer and confirm before you set up camp.

Urgent – Round 3 Postponed

We regret to inform that we are having to postpone this round until the rain date June 9th and 10th. Postponing was already borderline with the forecasted cold temperatures, but with the rain they received today it has made the parking area impassible. We already have a few officers who attempted to get in and are currently stuck.

We apologize for the late notice, but we do not want to destroy the land owner property, and do not want to see people having damaged RV’s and toy haulers from getting stuck.

Please share this post, and call your friends and families to let them know. Again, sorry for the late notice. We were hopeful conditions would be better then they are.

3 Days to Fry Lake 2018!

Racers, we are 3 days away from Round 2 at Fry Lake in Seminole. We would like to thank the fine people at Ajax Motorsports for sponsoring this round, and their continued support to our series. Check them out for all your offroad and onroad bike needs.

The weather is looking good this weekend, with temps at or near 80 all weekend. Lows should hover around mid to upper 50’s, but there is a moderate chance of some rain on Sunday. Be sure to stay hydrated, as we have not had warmer temps for racing in a while.

As mentioned by the medics last round, with the warmer temps we will start seeing snakes. If you see any snakes at Fry Lake, please leave them alone and do not mess with them.

Reminder of construction on I-40 east of OKC. Las time I was out there, it was 2 lanes with walls on both sides on the line. Be careful going through there with your RV’s and toy haulers.

Hopefully everyone has removed those pesky sandburrs and stickers from Woodward. If you haven’t, please do so before coming to Fry Lake. Cole Williams has posted a video on the pages with a good method for removing them from tires. Be sure to check it out.

Bible study will take place on Saturday evening. We invite you all to attend, and thanks to the members that lead this each round.

Just as a reminder, we have some rules to keep in mind this weekend. Anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times on a motorized offroad vehicle. No exceptions. Also, there is no pit riding allowed. Please keep your young riders off their bikes and quads except for race time, and to and from the starting area for their race. This will be strictly enforced. Also, as of 4:45pm on 3/19, Seminole county and all surrounding counties are not under a burn ban, but please use extreme caution with any open flames. Do not leave them unattended.

Last but not least, be sure to attend the Dirt Bike Limbo on Saturday evening at 6:15, following bike practice. This event is being sponsored by E.J. Images, so thanks to Emily J. Cohlmia for getting this event in place.

Gates open at 3pm on Friday, so we will see everyone out there after that time. Visit the link below for directions, GPS coordinates, and other info for this round.
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Race Gas Program Updates

Attention riders!

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has revamped and upgraded their Race Gas program for the 2018 season.  For the most part, the program is the same.  RMATVMC is still giving you that awesome $10 credit per round but now, instead of being delivered by mail, it will now be electronically credited to your Rocky Mountain account.  So you will now be able to get to your Race Gas even quicker.  They are even going to send out notification of Race Gas added to your account and reminders to use your Race Gas credit before it expires.  With that being said, it is all tied to your email address now, so it is important that your correct e-mail address is on file with OCCRA.

  • Make sure your email address is legibly written on your membership form.
  • The e-mail you give us should match the e-mail you use for your RMATV account.
  • If you don’t yet have a RMATV account, you can create one from the credit notification e-mail that you will get from RMATV.

These are exciting new changes from Rocky Mountain that will make it faster and easier for you to get and use your Race Gas.  Be sure to thank RMATVMC for this awesome service to the riding community in your post race write-ups!

So the big takeaway from this post – OCCRA MUST HAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE TO GET RACE GAS!

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