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2021 Rd 1 is Almost Here – Details Inside

Your race club is very excited to invite you to our 1st race of 2021!
If you thought last years record breaking season was fun, wait until you see what we have for you this year!

**OPT IN to text services to get helpful info** Everyone but Mini riders please text OCCRA to 833.528.1533. Mini riders can text OCCRAMINI to the same number but get Mini specific info. This is a different one from last years.

Did we mention we are raffling off a brand new Kawasaki KX250 dirt bike Saturday Night? You can get raffle tickets at the early sign up February 20th or up to the Saturday Bike race (about 2pm on the 27th). Saturday evening someone is getting a new bike from OCCRA! We can celebrate during our Bonfire/Karaoke event!

Round 1 is at the very popular Red Rock XC in Hinton, OK nick named “The Equalizer”. Its a really FUN sand track with some elevation changes, flows well through the woods and of course has some fast open sections. Gates will open at 3pm Friday the 26th. Feel free to camp but there are no hook ups. Courtesy reminder, if you have a quiet generator you will make way more friends than those with loud ones.

If you have not got or renewed your membership for 2021 there are 3 ways you can do that. Online registration opens on the 22nd. We will be at 5th Gear Cycle in Broken Arrow from 10-3 tomorrow (Feb 20th). You can also sign up at the races. To make the flow at the 1st few races go smoother we will have a sign up tent so be looking for that. The scoring trailer is business as usual except for membership sign up. **CASH or CHECK ONLY**.

We would love it if you take a look at who sponsors our races. Lets support the people that support your race club. A full list of our 2021 sponsors is on our website and will also be on the back of the flyers but each race has 2 featured sponsors.

Altus Motorsports is a fantastic shop that stays well stocked and gives generous discounts to OCCRA members. If you are looking for great advice, service, parts/accessories or a new machine they will take good care of you.
OKCSTORAGE.COM is also sponsoring Round 1. Many of us have boats, RV’s and other toys with no space at home. Reach out to them at 405.301.9828 to see how they can help you store your toys.
Lets race!
Here are your 1 click  directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sE7wr8B61dX7kvyQA

Special Event Calendar for 2021

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:
  1. HINTON: Bonfire/karaoke/bike giveaway
  2. Cache: Littles XC
  3. OKC: Littles XC
  4. Arkansas: we will be working with AXC on this specifics TBA!
  5. Skiatook: Littles XC
  6. Guthrie: organized activities with AJAX MOTORSPORTS to benefit MPH
  7. Lamar:
  8. Stroud: Enjoy the lake
  9. Cameron: Power wheels
  10. Ardmore: Potluck
  11. Cleveland: Littles XC
  12. Ada: Littles XC
In order the be in Littles XC:
  1. You must be a member of OCCRA, you can be on a family membership for no extra charge.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. It is recommended to have number plates on bikes OR numbers on fronts of shirts.

OCCRA 2021 Work Schedule

Your race club is very excited to present a new level of organization when it comes to getting your 35 Work Points.
In the past, you would pretty much just show up on the day you wanted to earn your 35 Work Points and hope to get the job you wanted. Now, we have simplified that process by moving to an online registration. If you want to be a flagger at RD 7 for example, you can follow this link right now and reserve that position.
It is still possible but risky to just “show up”. There may not be available positions and/or you may not get the position you want.
The goal of this new and long overdue process is to improve awareness of Work Points, responsibilities related to working races and to help ensure the positions and days racers want to work are available to those that engage in this new platform.
We would love to discuss any constructive questions you have on this post. If you have a confrontation, please send us a private message.
Please help us spread the word to those that do not get our posts, texts or visit our website.

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2021 Rules Meeting Outcomes

Submitted by Proposal
Dylan Workman
Allow faster riders to pass. I understand that this is a “rule” already.being in the pro class I have dealt with the negative side of this far too much in my opinion. Everyone thinks they’re a pro when someone comes up behind them. Even if this isn’t added to the rule book, maybe a harder stance on it? No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely
Hunter Massey
Do not block faster riders from passing. Especially if they’re in a different class. No Vote – Etiquette Issue to be Monitored More Closely
Justin Lillie
Live engine starts for all mini racers Safety Issue – No Vote
Aaron Waldon
I would like to bring the proposal again this year to make it where you can switch machines mid race if you had two machines or a borrowed one. Removed/Duplicate

See below

Aaron Waldon
Proposal – I propose we take out the rule 6.1.7 – 8.The racer must use the same bike/quad for the entire duration of their race starting from the point the racer passes the starting flagman until passing the final checkered flag. Swapping machines during the course of the race is not allowed. The racer’s race is over (scoring ends) at the point of the swap or best determined by the officers. PASSED

This requirement will  be removed from the rule book.

Karson Dart
Make it where you can switch bikes in a race if something happens to your bike. So you can just go hop on the other bike if yours breaks down See above
Antonio Acuna
They said there is a rule where no one from the 40+ class can’t get bumped… this need to change… No vote.  Explanation to Author
Nick Cohlmia
I would like to see the Open C class name be changed back to beginner. The reason for this is that when racers from other groups come to our series it sometimes creates a misguidance due to the fact that in other racing groups Open C is more even to our Sportsman/Novice classes. From reading the requirements for our Open C class in the rules it states that this is a entry level class. By changing the name back to beginner i believe this would help scoring personnel when people are signing up and cut down on the amount of questions that are asked. Withdrawn by Author
David Campbell
I propose that we strike 6.2.2 2. Because it give riders incentive to go back out onto the track when the rider or bike is not race worthy. I’ve seen injured riders trying to push themselves to get half the laps when they should not have been on the course. Edit/Clarification Accepted
David Campbell
6.1.3 13. I propose that we strike polaris ace being legal in utility class because they now offer a 900cc model that is 60 inches wide and will not be suitale for our tracks. PASSED

Ace will still be allowed up to 50″ wide.

Nick Cohlmia
I would like to propose that we go to having only 1 drop instead of having 2. The reason for this is if someone races all 12 races and a competitor only races 10 it could change the outcome of a placing in a class and possibly punish the person that put in the dedication to make all 12. For example. There is the potential of someone dropping 50 points if they race all 12 but if someone races 10 or less they are not dropping any points depending on the placing of the rider that raced 10 or less could jump ahead. This did happen this year in the XC3 class. Fail
Andrew Tekaat
I purpose we do away with drops completely. This is a championship not a sprint race riders that are dedicated are being taking advantage of. I’ve watched it year after year a guy comes in and places good at 9 races works and beats riders that were dedicated week in week out and they raced 11 and worked and then get 2nd place or first loser how ever you want to look at it Fail
Tye Safi
make the age of 85s max out at 15 Withdrawn for Safety
Michael Cataldo
I suggest we add the rule of allowing practice starts at the starting area during the racers assigned practice time.
Withdrawn by Author.  Already allowed.
Zac Cunningham
I propose we bring back the +30 EXP class.
No vote
Michael Cataldo
I propose we make a rule stopping the use of music listening devices during a race.
No vote
Emily Cohlmia
I propose to add to 6.3.4.1 number of AP and/or advanced level classes will be given consideration when ties occur. This is for O-YAA awards.

I think difficulty if classes should be taken into consideration when ties occur since it is more difficult to get an A in an advanced placement class.

PASSED

Details to be updated in the 2021 Rule Book

Emily Cohlmia
I propose to change to the Youth Long Course requirements to say ” bikes that qualify for 85 mini class”. It currently just states 85cc and there was some confusion this year as to whether than meant 85cc and up or whether it meant only 85cc bikes, which then causes the question of if you have a 105 cc 2 stroke, it is acceptable in the 85 mini but is it also acceptable in the youth long course, for example. This proposal is just to add more clarification to the current rule. Implemented by Officers
Emily Cohlmia
I propose to change the requirements for Quad Short Course A from ” Age 14+, no pro riders. For Quad Expert, Intermediate Riders, and other non-long course riders that fit into this speed category. Open displacement.” to “Age 14+, no pro riders. For faster Short Course Quad riders. Open displacement.”

And for Quad Short Course B from “Age 14+ no pro riders. For Quad Amateur, Sportsman, or other non-long course riders that fit in this speed category. Open displacement” to “Age 14+ no pro riders. For slower Short Course Quad riders. Open displacement”

We had a couple of situations in 2020 that, because of the wording, I was not allowed to promote B riders who were significantly faster than the other short course B riders because they rode Amateur long course, but who were competitive with the A riders in short course. In 2020, we learned that skill level in short course may not be the same as a rider’s skill level in the long course, most likely due to track length and difficulty.

Implemented by Officers

2021 Race Schedule

Battle of the Border is back along with a number of exciting new locations.  See you in about a month!

RoundRaceTitle Sponsor(s)DatesLocation
1Red Rock XCOKCstorage.com
Altus Motorsports
2/27/21 – 2/28/21Hinton, OK
2Battle with the CattleOverstreet & Son Construction
Lawton Motorsports
3/13/21 - 3/14/21Cache, OK
3CrosstimbersRS Fuel, LLC
Performance HVAC
3/27/21 - 3/28/21Oklahoma City, OK
*Different entrance than official trailhead
4Rock Creek (Battle of the Border with AXC)Fuel Ministry4/10/21 - 4/11/21Booneville, AR
5Williams Ranch3S Team, LLC
Tulsa Powersports
4/24/21 - 4/25/21Skiatook, OK
6Make Promises Happen Benefit RaceBluewater Divers
Ajax Motorsports
5/15/21 - 5/16/21Guthrie, OK
7Rockytop RanchShawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki
AMSOIL, High Noon Lubricants
6/5/21 - 6/6/21Lamar, OK
8Stroud LakeShawnee Honda, Polaris, Kawasaki
RS Fuel, LLC
8/21/21 - 8/22/21Stroud, OK
9Big Fox RunPink Zebra
Cross 7 Veterinary Clinic
9/4/21 - 9/5/21Cameron, OK
10Lake MurrayGit R Done Trucking, Inc.
Cannon Racecraft
9/18/21 - 9/19/21Ardmore, OK
*Not at the ORV park. Different side of the lake.
11River Bend RanchStillwater Powersports
RamJack
10/2/21 - 10/3/21Cleveland, OK
12Walnut GroveBrown Oil Tools
Git R Done Trucking, Inc.
10/16/21 - 10/17/21Ada, OK

Banquet Updates

1/22/21

The banquet is almost here and we have some info reminders for you:
The banquet is sold out. If you did not pre-purchase your ticket it is not possible to attend. Again, this is completely out of our control but we are still getting messages about it.
We have a company in place to live stream the event so you can enjoy it from home if you like. The link will be posted tomorrow well before the banquet starts after they get the link established.
Yes, you will have to comply with the guidelines we are all required to follow to be incompliance to have a successful event. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask.
There are no actual tickets so when we refer to having tickets its a figure of speech. We have a list of everyone that bought a “ticket” and will be checking you off the list as you enter.
We have worked hard to minimize the impact these restrictions will have on you but we are all in this together and is the only way the banquet can happen. Thank you for your understanding.

1/20/21

There is so much excitement about the Awards Banquet this Saturday, January 23rd we can hardly wait.
2020 tried to rattle us and get under our skin but Saturday evening we get to celebrate the WIN! We still gave you a full 12 race season and you showed up in record attendance. A celebration is certainly in order and here is the order of events for the banquet:
1-5pm – You can pick up your awards if you are not attending the banquet.
1pm – Rules proposal meeting
3-5:30pm – Early Sign Up for membership
6pm – Entry and seating for anyone with a Meal Ticket
6:45pm – Entry and seating for those not eating. Please do not show up earlier as we will not be allowed to let you in early.
7pm – Main event
BANQUET IS SOLD OUT. DO NOT SHOW UP IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TICKET.
We are operating under a long list of guidelines and restrictions that are out of our control. We have worked hard to minimize the impact these restrictions will have on anyone attending.
We all have our opinions about what’s going on in the world but this is not up for debate. In order for the banquet to be a success we need you to help us by being compliant with the regulations that will posted throughout the banquet hall.
For anyone wanting to “camp” at the Expo Center it is $25 which includes hook ups. You must RSVP with the Expo Center by calling 405.275.7020
Here are your 1 click directions to the Conference Center at the Expo Center https://goo.gl/maps/wKmpBqycRwTLXWBL7

Want to Win a 2021 Kawasaki KF250XC?

Hey Racers!!! We have some very exciting news for you all. Who’s is in the market for a new bike for the 2021 season? Well here is your chance. We will be doing a raffle for a brand new 2021 KX250xc.

Raffle tickets will be sold at all of the early signups and the banquet. To qualify you would need to have been a 2020 member or upcoming 2021 member. 10 dollars a ticket with no limit on ticket purchases. The winner will be drawn at the first race Saturday evening after all of the Saturday racing is complete.

Big thank you to #altusmotorsports for providing the bike and everything they do for our club. So get out there to those signups and get your tickets and show the dealers your support.