- Race 1 Baldwin Ranch May 16th at 6 PM
- Race 2 Fry Lake May 30th at 6 PM
- Race 3 Williams Ranch date TBD at 6 PM
- Race 4 Part Land and Cattle October 3rd at 6 PM
Here’s the revised schedule for the 2020 season. This will take us up to the end of the Spring half of the season. From there, we will pick up in the fall as usual.
- Baldwin Ranch will be a rescheduled round 3 that is being made up in place of round 6 may 16th and 17th
- May 30th and 31 – Round 7 at Fry lake
- June 13th and 14th (Rain Date) – Round 2 at Gruber ORV
- June 20th and 21 – Round 4 at Williams Ranch
Round 6 will be rescheduled using the fall rain date at a location TBA.
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.
The address to MPH is:
One Twin Cedar Lane
Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044
Round 4 is officially postponed. We held out hoping for the best. Please stay tuned for round 5 and previous make up race info.
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!
***ROUND 7 BIKE ONLY MAKEUP RACE***
Round 7 bike makeup race is this coming weekend, October 19-20th, at Williams Ranch in Skiatook, OK. Continue reading Round 7 Make-Up Race (Bikes Only)
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!
*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/
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/
**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!!!
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!
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.
Stroud is a go! Open this post to view a message about the race from Cole.
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!!!
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/
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
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.
See full revised schedule: https://www.occra.com/site/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/
Thank you all and we will see you at Round 8 at Hinton.
*****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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.