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Date 07-01-2007 to 12-31-2007 with the newest at the top of the page.

12-31-2007
LAST DAY
The end of 2007 is upon us and there are a few items we need to talk about. It has been a good year for BMX in Oklahoma. A new track is about to open in Ponca City, which has been in the works for over 3 years now. Sooner Pearl is on the move after many years of wondering when. And so we end this year with many things to be thankful for.

As you start 2008.
Without you we would not survive and grow.
Thank you for your support.
May you have the best year.
Be safe, have fun, ride hard.
We look forward to a great year in 2008 and we hope to have you at our all new track soon. The year ahead will prove to be a very defining year for our sport and we will see many changes along with some suprises. Thanks again from all of us at Sooner Pearl BMX Raceway, Oklahoma BMX Parents Association and okbmx.com.
Have a SAFE New Years holiday and a great 2008. We will see you at Cowtown BMX later today.


2007 Regular race schedule
RACE SEASON OVER FOR 2007

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12-30-2007
WORK DAY
The WORK DAY was very cold. After surveying some of the property we decided to go home due to the weather. As luck may have it a few minutes later the sun came out and it warmed up enough to get a little work in for the day.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Would you, put a smile on another persons face?
Would you, let someone go in front of you out of courtesy?
Would you, do something even though you had not been told?
Would you, stop a drinking driver?
Would you, tell anyone you enlisted in the Marines?
Would you, cheat to win?
Would you, help yourself to anothers property?
Would you, volunteer for a job without any pay?
Would you, be a friend?
Would you, co-operate to help yourself and others?
Would you, lie to someone to better yourself?
Would you, read all this?
OK now it is time to go cut more tree limbs.


2007 Regular race schedule
RACE SEASON OVER FOR 2007

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12-29-2007
BIGGER NEWS!
Now that the above headline has your attention, please read this. And so it goes that most don't read what they look at on the internet. The 'SIGN' images for the 'NEW' Sooner State BMX are as they say 'Photoshop' images. Now it is true Sooner State BMX is in Ponca City and located across the highway from a Conoco refinery as well as most of the board members have jobs related to Conoco or at Conoco. Those sign images are of a sign for a Conoco gas station however not in Ponca City. If one had looked very hard they would notice the picture does not look even remotely like the location of Sooner State BMX. As for the January 1, 2008 race shown on the signs, let us ponder that since it clearly states the images are doctored.
If you want to see the sign you will have to go to Ponca City. Word has it the sign is under armed guard and anyone other than a few select people would be shot trying to get a peek!


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12-28-2007
BIG NEWS!
Our scheduled WORK DAY is still on for tomorrow. We will be out about 10am to start work. We hope it warms up a little by 10am! We will be cleaning up in the front of the property and clearing broken limbs from the ice damaged trees.

okbmx.com is proud to annouce we have had an exclusive peek at the NEW SIGN for Sooner State BMX in Ponca City. Click here to view our pictures hot off the digital camera!


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12-27-2007
MORE ICE AND SNOW
Well things are looking like snow around here today with ice and snow starting to come down after a long dreary cloudy cold day. Things did get above freezing for a short time right after midnight and stayed that way till just after dark when the ice and snow started falling. We hope things dry out a little before Saturday for our WORK DAY.

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12-26-2007
SNOW & SLEET
The Christmas Holiday now over it is time to work on bigger and better things. We are scheduled to have a WORK DAY next Saturday at Trosper Park. If the weather is not wet we will be out working on areas we want to clear brush and limbs lost from the Ice Storm. It won't be long till we will begin work on the land for the track and building.

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12-25-2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Christmas Day is upon us and have we forgotten the meaning of this holiday? Long ago Jesus Christ was born on this day. He came to show us love, peace and forgiveness. Today we celebrate his birth.

2007 Regular race schedule
RACE SEASON OVER FOR 2007

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12-24-2007
CHRISTMAS EVE
As the lines at stores started to grow over the PA you could hear 'WalMart is closing in 15 minutes' and things start to get rough. People are in a hurry to get those last minute specials and gifts for those left on their list. It was almost time to go home and try to relax for a few minutes just to get ready to finish the wrapping and go somewhere for dinner. The children are ready to go to bed for once so Saint Nick can come with the good stuff. But is it a quiet night?

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12-23-2007
PROGRESS
As the Christmas Holiday is winding up so are efforts to start the new track at Trosper Park. Plans are in works to begin in January and we hope Mother Nature will bless us with some nice weather to get the track built. The Ice Storm has increased our work load as we have many more trees which need attention now. We have a proposal for a new sign at Trosper which we have not seen. Work is going to get our driveway cleared and gravel put in place to enter the property. We will be out December 29th to start work, it looks like we may have good weather for that day.
THANK YOU
MERRY CHRISTMAS


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12-22-2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS
The long Christmas weekend has begun and it is time to get the last minute shopping finished. All of us at Sooner Pearl BMX Raceway and Oklahoma BMX Parent Association want to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas holiday. We want to say thanks for your help, for you coming to Sooner Pearl and supporting our track in 2007. We have been working hard to keep things together in 2007. Now we have a huge project ahead to rebuild to keep the rich tradition forging ahead to continue into the future.
THANK YOU
MERRY CHRISTMAS


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12-21-2007
NICE WEATHER AGAIN, LAST ONE FOR WHILE
For the first day of Winter it was nice again today with the high temp reaching 67. Now things are going to go down hill from here over the weekend. Not a bad day to start the long Christmas weekend. For many this is their first day of shopping for Christmas since a huge amount had been working to clear the mess from out ICE STORM and getting all utilities restored. Things are starting to look up NOW!

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12-20-2007
GOOD WEATHER TODAY
So here we are at the end of Fall heading into Winter and the weather was fairly nice today with light winds and mid 60's for a high today. The last bits of ice and snow are now only a memory as well as the power outages. Today it was announced everyone has power restored now. All the out of state line crews have get things back up and this weather has helped them. A very few are leaving Oklahoma City for another problem area but most are here to stay a few more days to help get things cleaned up. Many like myself had power but only a temporary fix. Our lines had about 5 tons of wood laying on top of it. Today our line was restored after much work clearing tree debris from over the line and restoring it to high above my back yard. City infrastructure is another item left to clear up but if the weather holds that will be completed soon as well. A BIG THANK YOU to all those who came to help us in our time of need!

2007 Regular race schedule
RACE SEASON OVER FOR 2007

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12-19-2007
WHAT IS AHEAD?
In order to get a track up and running at Trosper Park we have a short list.
Dirt
Electric
Water
Something we forgot
Short list of items, with these we can start to build a track. On the dirt we are looking for 1000 yards of fill dirt and 6000 yards for the track. Once we have enough dirt the track will be built. After the track is shaped then the real fun starts. We may have a social experiment while we are working to get the track ready to ride.


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12-18-2007
MORE NICE WEATHER?
Now today the weather was a lot better and we are supposed to have a few days we get up to around 50 and dry...yes. The year has been a major weather year and we still have a few days left to make even more weather records! How about sunny and 68 for Christmas Day? Sound good? It could happen in Oklahoma.
Is there room for another track in Oklahoma?


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12-17-2007
MORE DAMAGE, WHO CARES?
We drove by the 'old track' today and guess what we found? Things had been strangely quiet for some time but now we have had some more damage. But you know we just don't care! It is going to be bull dozed any time now. We did have a somewhat better day today as far as the weather is concerned. It did start to defrost and now most of the ice and snow is melted. There are still over 50,000 people without electric service today in Oklahoma. Now many have whole front yards full of tree debris from the ice on trees.

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12-16-2007
MOVING ON
It is Sunday and we have moved on. Sooner Pearl BMX is officially closed on South Western and we are relocating to the Trosper Park location. What a ride is was on Western Ave. for 20 years. It was the best days of the last 5 years when we moved everything out of the Tower. Now all the mis-information about Sooner Pearl moving is behind us. We are moving now to a slightly larger area and hopefully a little better neighborhood on Grand Boulevard. Maybe we can have a building which is not built like a bunker. It was just a thought.....

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12-15-2007
END OF 2007 RACE SEASON
The last day to race for 2007. Well not here!
Today at 6:07pm was the end of a 20 year chapter in the history of Sooner Pearl BMX Raceway.

NOW SOONER PEARL IS CLOSED, OFFICIALLY CLOSED
Words many have waited some time to hear.

Now hear this....
NEWER
BIGGER
FASTER
BETTER
A new chapter started many months ago continues. With the closing of our original location comes our unofficial opening in Trosper Park. Trosper Park has waited over 20 years to become ABA BMX again. Once again history will be made at a location already rich with ABA BMX history. Find out the lastest news here at okbmx.com


2007 Regular race schedule
RACE SEASON OVER FOR 2007

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12-14-2007
MORE WET WINTER WEATHER?
It is the day before the end of our race season and the weather here is bad and getting worse. So much for racing again this year. Today we made it above freezing and a lot of ice started to melt. With the cold air and all moisture we started getting fog just after noon. Then it rained for a couple hours later in the afternoon.
okbmx.com is now back after a 4 day outage of electricity and phone service.


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12-13-2007
A GOOD DAY?
After it was all said and done the day was good. Our weather was back to its normal strangeness. Our forecast was for clearing skies but someone stole all the sunshine and left us with cloudy overcast skies and a cool north wind. Not much change in the ice since it just made it above freezing very late in the today. The move was on again today with most of the tower cleared out and moved to a storage space.

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12-12-2007
CLEAN UP STARTED
Things started to thaw today and the clean up began in earnest. Most everything is still coated with ice but we did have some melt today. The sound of chainsaws, utility crews could be heard all over the iced over parts of the state. Two days into this and we still have nearly a half million without power.

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12-11-2007
ICE CITY
It is not a pretty sight. The areas in Oklahoma that got the heaviest coating of ice looks like a war zone. With over 600,000 without power and most of those without phone as well it is very quiet tonight. The streets are a joke today for a work day. Wasted trees scattered everywhere and from the looks of it, it will be weeks before all is cleared away. The ice has slowed everything down to a crawl and we have had some unfortunate deaths from the weather.

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12-10-2007
WATCH OUT!
The stories will be about the same thing today. With the threat of dangerous driving weather most took the day off or business' closed for the day. Little did we know what was ahead. After a night of freezing rain we awoke to the worst ice storm in Oklahoma history. At my home in Midwest City we had well over a half inch of ice on everything. One good thing we had no wind. As the sun came up the power lines started going down and trees had already started to shed limbs. The trees took a hit a very bad hit. From the sights seen today we have 50% of all trees with some damage, 5% total losses, 25% with major damage and 20% with heavy to light damage. At the end of this day we have about a half million without power, most losing power and phone service before noon today. We had no land line phone service for several hours with only cell phones working. Most phone service started working about 2pm today. So the stories will go something like this, We sat at home today and watched or heard snap, snap, crack, bang, smash as the trees and power lines came crashing down in the wintery silence.....
okbmx.com lost power and phone service today at 11:05am, as it looks the power will not be restored for several days.
The latest info on our move to Trosper Park get it here.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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12-09-2007
NO RACE TODAY
At about midnight it started to rain. We will not race today. It is not going to get close to warm enough and now the track is wet and muddy. Looks like we may have to do a little extra work this coming week to get ready to make our final move from South Western. We will be moved out on December 15th.
The latest info on our move to Trosper Park get it here.
Sooner State BMX photos from our visits to Ponca City are posted here.
WHEN CAN WE RACE?


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12-08-2007
LAST RACE?
So the weather has taken a turn for the worse. We have had drizzle most of the day but things are not wet yet. Our biggest factor is the temperatures since the high for the day was at 1am this morning and it has fallen since. With the forecast high of 30 which is well below our 40 race limit we have all but cancelled our race for tomorrow. We will change the message and here about 8am but it looks like no race for Sunday.

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12-07-2007
COLD AND OVERCAST
It was not a nice day to say the least. We have had overcast skies and a tiny bit of very light rain but it has not been very warm at all. Things are not looking good for the weekend as well with rain and freezing rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday respectively. don't know it?


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12-06-2007
WILL THERE BE A LAST RACE?
Now that we are on at the end of the week it looks like we may not get a chance to race again this year. Our weather forecast has freezing rain for Sunday with a high about 34 and some strong northerly winds gusting the 35mph. It really don't sound like racing weather but we will wait and see what happens.
Sooner State BMX photos from our visits to Ponca City are posted here. WHEN CAN WE RACE?


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12-05-2007
COLDER WEATHER TODAY
Well it was cooler today but it was still nice if you could get out of that wind. As it looks things are not going to get any better for several days. This time of year you could schedule every day as a race day and still get on 1 in 4 races in the end. Maybe we already had our last race but we don't know it?


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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12-04-2007
EXTRAORDINARY DAY
Ya know when you go on a long trip and you just want to see that familiar skyline or landmark so you know home is not to far away. So today I was driving home and wondering how I would feel tonight when I got to 'that' place. Then I thought about what happened today and said to myself it will not be the same tonight. Thanks for the free dinner, I forgot to say that today. Maybe it was deja vu in reverse I was where I will be soon, doing what I've never done before? What a blast doing what I will be doing again? What is the answer and where is the question!

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12-03-2007
RACE INFORMATION
As most of you know Sooner Pearl is in the path of the I-40 highway relocation. December 9th 2007 will be the last official race at the current location. We are trying to get information on the actual date of demolition.
So after 20 years of operation we will close at our South Western Ave. location and focus on the move to Trosper Park. We will have information here soon about our plans for Trosper Park.
Sooner State BMX some photos from our visits to Ponca City will be posted soon. here See what you are getting into at this track. Things are getting on track and the track is looking sweet. As we have said before just WHEN CAN WE RACE?


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12-02-2007
NO RACE TODAY
Once again we will cancel our race due to rain. The track is mostly dry however there are a couple places where we have some mud and we have some 24mph sustained winds as well. To wrap up the 2007 race season we will schedule our last race for the year on December 9th. Now our weather forecast for next weekend looks good. Mark you calendar we will have a few suprises for our last race of 2007.
Sooner State BMX was gracious enough to invite us to help prepare their track for racing. If you have not seen their track it is BIG and it will be a track you need to ride if you want to be a competitive Oklahoma ABA rider. Their track is getting in shape. Since they have not gate yet a real race can not be run but the first half of their track is looking awesome and is mostly ready to ride! We are sure there will be a little riding going on today! A huge THANK YOU and a 'job well done' is in order for the newest track and its Track operator as well as the PCASA President. We had a great day of hard work and play yesterday. As we have said before just WHEN CAN WE RACE?


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12-01-2007
EXTRAORDINARY DAY
Ya know when you go on a long trip and you just want to see that familiar skyline or landmark so you know home is not to far away. So today I was driving home and wondering how I would feel tonight when I got to 'that' place. Then I thought about what happened today and said to myself it will not be the same tonight. Thanks for the free dinner, I forgot to say that today. Maybe it was deja vu in reverse I was where I will be soon, doing what I've never done before? What a blast doing what I will be doing again? What is the answer and where is the question!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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11-30-2007
RAIN TODAY
It was bound to happen and today is started raining in the City. At first it was only light drizzle but it looks like it may get worse before it gets better. At 4pm the track was still dry however we have had several hours of drizzle since and things are starting to become soaked now. The forecast is for clearing on Saturday so we may be able to race Sunday.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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11-29-2007
COOLER WEATHER AND RAIN AHEAD?
Our weather forecast is for cooler temps and the chance for rain in the next few days. We have been luck since we have not had any rain to speak of for several weeks. Since we have already broken a record amount of rain in a single year and more rain is just going to push the record higher. We were lucky in 2006 since we had much less rain in 2006 and the rrain we did get was timed so we were able to race more than in 2005 and 2007.

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11-28-2007
SOONER STATE BMX
Now that the GRANDS are over we are focusing on the end of this year. It has been a good year for racers in Oklahoma except for all the rain cancelled events but we did get another track in the state this year. Not ready to race but getting closer every day the track in Ponca City is well on its way to a projected opening date of January 1, 2008.

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11-27-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
Well since we have no lights and it looks like we will not be able to repair our lights this year we will not have Practice again this year on Tuesday evenings. We had already cancelled our events in the evenings due to our light situation and since we had run out of daylight after we went back to regular time this Fall. Without lights for the track there has been some talk of changing our schedule so we can have events during daylight hours, more on this in the near future.

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11-26-2007
A DAY OF REST FOR SOME
The GRANDS are over for another year and today was a day of rest for some and a day of driving home for many others. We would like to say THANK YOU to all the riders, parents, sponsors, vendors, manufacturers and ABA for coming together to make the 2007 GRAND National such a huge success. This years racing has been a real roller coaster ride in many ways. ABA announced there were 15 new tracks opened during this year one of which was in Oklahoma. Things are getting in gear for the 2008 season and we will see more changes in ABA BMX in Oklahoma in '08.

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11-25-2007
GRANDS, SOONER PEARL CLOSED TODAY
Today is the BIG DAY for racing with the last rounds of GRANDS today. The racing has been very competitive all weekend and things are not letting up today.

SOME GRANDS QUICK HIGHLIGHTS
30,000 go211.com web feeds
Local Riders
Stacy Patton 2nd place 21-25 GIRL CRUISER
Brady Turnbill 1st place 7 INTERMEDIATE
Greg Romero 2nd place VET PRO
Jeremy McIntosh 3rd place 19-27 INTERMEDIATE
Bubba McIntosh ?? place 28-OVER INTERMEDIATE

Alise Post #1 GIRL PRO
Jason Carnes #1 VET PRO
Danny Caluag #1 AA PRO
Danny Caluag #1 PRO CRUISER
Nic Long #1 AMATEUR
Check out the official ABA finishes when they are posted at ABAbmx.com.
Thanks to www.go211.com for the FREE web feed this weekend!

Sooner Pearl will be closed today so we can attend the GRAND National in Tulsa. We want to wish GOOD LUCK to all riders who are racing today!
2007 ROC Results.
2007 GRANDS Results.
2007 GRAND National

LOOK BACK
It is nearing the end of 2007. The GRANDS are just a day away and the end of the Regular Race season is around the corner. Now is when we start to Look Back at the year. We at Sooner Pearl want to Look Back as well but we want you to help us Look Back. Our HOT NEWS page and its archived HOT NEWS items pages reach back to February 2002. We have much to read since 2002 and most is daily information. Now we want to Look Back even further, back to the beginning of Sooner Pearl. If you would like to become a part of the Look Back, let us know. We want you to to help us record the 20 years of ABA History in Oklahoma City. Information on any now closed track is welcome as well. Contact Richard Axtell at richard@okbmx.com

Sooner Pearl BMX is starting a CAN DRIVE. Open to all District OK01 riders. Bring in 10 pounds of aluminum cans and get a FREE RIBBON race, 20 pounds gets a TROPHY or SAVER STAMP race. Help us clean up the environment and get races and District Points for your time and work!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


Our Rider Clinic at Sooner Pearl BMX have started again. If you are interested give us a call at 405-235-3602 leave a message with your riders name and a contact number. Dennison will call you back.

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11-24-2007
GRANDS
So the big race started today. After a hard day of riding yesterday a lot of the riders are now a little more agile at the track today. Both days there has been a lot of crashin' goin' on. Today was not much different but those who raced yesterday did have an advantage today. This track is BIG, there are no easy ways around if you want to go fast and win. A few did qualify due to downed riders but we have not heard of any bad accidents so it ain't that bad.
Watch the finishes tomorrow on www.go211.com.

So we now know the official track number of Sooner State BMX but where they were to be placed district wise was still up in the air until today. So now Sooner State BMX is an official OK02 track. Now when can we race?


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11-23-2007
1751, ROC, NAG TODAY
The 2007 ROC is HISTORY now. Did you see the 16 Novice Main. Racin' crashin' more racin' more crashin' and some more racin', one way to finish a race! The NAG 5 Challenge and Pro Spectacular coverage starts at 7:20pm Central time. Watch it at www.go211.com.
2007 ROC Results.
1751, you may ask what the heck does that mean? Well if you ask Matthew Grudowski from Ponca City he will tell you that is the track number for the new track in Ponca City. With official ABA documents showing the track number the big question is where will they be placed in Oklahoma district wise?


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11-22-2007
PRACTICE DAY, OH YA, TURKEY DAY
As anyone who 'lives BMX' knows Thanksgiving Day means your only chance to Practice the GRAND National track before all the racing begins. Lets look at that more closely. Our sport only asks for a few things. Scratches, cuts, road rash, broken bones, an occasional pant leg (in the chain) and Thanksgiving Weekend. There are a few items we left off the list. We did that to separate, those few. Blood-Sweat-Tears, are what this weekend is about. Much like a few other words. Past, Present, Future. They get thrown in as well this weekend.
Thanks to those family, friend and neighbor, for your blood sweat and tears.
Those in the past built today, those of today build the future.
Thank you all for this beautiful country and this race.
If you are not there (Tulsa) you better be on the way!

Pictures, thanks to www.freedombmx.net.
2007 GRANDS track
More GRANDS info:
GRANDS weather
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


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11-21-2007
GRANDS TRACK?
So we have a few updated images from www.freedombmx.net of the GRANDS track. Now on to the pictures GRANDS track
So what has happened to ABA pictures of the track this year? The last couple years ABA has posted pictures during the track build, did someone forget? Thanks to a huge base of riders, parents, manufactures, sponsors and tracks this track can't be a mystery long as words and pictures travel fast today.
Pre GRANDS racing Sand Springs BMX
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


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11-20-2007
GRANDS TRACK!
Thanks to some on the spot people we have 'work in progress' GRANDS pictures. Thanks to www.freedombmx.net. Now on to the pictures GRANDS track
More GRANDS info:
GRANDS weather
Pre GRANDS racing Sand Springs BMX
Pre Sign ROC
Pre Sign GRANDS
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


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11-19-2007
LOOK OUT GRANDS AHEAD!
So it is the week of GRANDS and things are heating up already.
GRANDS weather
Pre GRANDS racing Sand Springs BMX
Pre Sign ROC
Pre Sign GRANDS
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


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11-18-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. Our weather should be great and low winds! We will not have any events next week before GRANDS. Sand Springs BMX will be racing next week and have scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday next week.

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11-17-2007
TRACK WORK DAY
A few of us were out working at the track today. Since we did not spend much time there we only worked on the 1st straight. The rest of the track is smooth and looking well. The weather today was as nice as anyone could ask for with our high 79.

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11-16-2007
PONCA UPDATE
Sooner State has uploaded more pictures from the track build and it looks like most of the track has been formed. So it looks like they may have enough dirt to finish the track...ya! A lot of work ahead for them to get ready for racing. Things are going their way now.

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11-15-2007
FINAL RACES FOR 2007
Sooner Pearl will race this weekend. We will be closed the weekend of GRANDS , November 22-25 and will race as weather permits till December 15. There are plans to squeeze in a couple Practice Days (on a weekend day) before the door closes for 2007. Now only a week away from the GRAND National we at Sooner Pearl want to try to say THANK YOU to so many people for the 2007 race season. All the riders, parents and our volunteers, these are the people who make this Sport great! Thank you for letting Sooner Pearl into your lives, your Sport and for allowing us to make 2007 our 19th year of operation. All of us are looking forward to seeing YOU at the GRANDS! Best of luck at GRANDS! Remember, all your hard work makes everyone winners in BMX!
LOOK BACK
It is nearing the end of 2007. The GRANDS are just a week away, the end of the Regular Race season is just a month away. Now is when we start to Look Back at the year. We at Sooner Pearl want to Look Back as well but we want you to help us Look Back. Our HOT NEWS page and its archived HOT NEWS items pages reach back to February 2002. We have much to read since 2002 and most is daily information. Now we want to Look Back even further, back to the beginning of Sooner Pearl. If you would like to become a part of the Look Back, let us know. We want you to to help us record the 20 years of ABA History in Oklahoma City. Information on any now closed track is welcome as well. Contact Richard Axtell at richard@okbmx.com

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
11-14-2007
TRACK BUILD / WHAT IS AHEAD?
Things are well on the way now in Ponca City. The track build is now in its second day and the dirt is getting used at the huge rate. There have already been changes and the track is not built yet! However things are starting to look great and the track in now taking shape. Maybe Thursday qill bring some UPDATED PICTURES (hint, hint)?

BMX is not the most promoted sport around. However there are many avenues of promotion and we have been blessed with another. Last month many BMXers had the chance to make history in a big way and one BMXer is NOW making the history some only dream about. Sports Illustrated gave several sports the opportunity to vote for one of their members, the winner is now on the cover of SI KIDS. There are many mags around and being on a cover may not be huge to many but this cover is HISTORY MAKING! The 1st SI KIDS cover to honor ATHLETES of the YEAR. Congrats to Brock Heffron (ABA BMX member) and 'Leader of the pack' for SI Kids 'Athlete of the year'. Who is that guy on the cover with him? Watch the video Brock 'The Rock' Heffron, Now will he change his 'nickname'? This guy will be one person I want to shake hands with at the GRANDS! Brock


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11-13-2007
OLYMPIC HISTORY
Are you interested in finding out who will represent USA in the 2008 Olympics, at least the BMX team? Well here is the place to find out the latest info on the team, team members and what lays ahead for the BEST BMX riders in the world. USA Cycling is the official place to get current info on OUR team! Check out their site and read what has happened and what is USA Cycling.

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11-12-2007
BMX HISTORY?
Well things are really shaking now and come tomorrow the dirt will begin to become the NEW Sooner State BMX. It is time for Billy Allen to go to work building the newest track in Oklahoma and the 1st NEW BMX track in the Central US. Things are looking very good and we can't wait to race there. Oh yea...we will be there to get the lastest news about this track!
Does the name BUBBA HARRIS ring a bell? See Bubba in one of the newest NBC video clips about BMX racing in the 2008 Olympic Games. Gotta love this guy! Bubba speaks on BMX.


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11-11-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will Race today. Sign ups are 1-2pm. The weather will much like today with some wind and clouds but warm. The weather has turned very good the last few weeks and we have been spared from any rain.
Today is Veterans Day. Please say THANK YOU to one of our many Service Members and remember those who have served this Great Country.


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11-10-2007
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
So the drive is not that bad and it is starting to look a lot like Christmas?...............
Oh...we were to talk about Sooner State BMX. Well things are going their way and soon there will be Structures for both Sign ups and Concessions. There is a bunch or dirt and from what we heard today the dreams, hard work and plans are starting to become reality. We took a few pictures today but to be honest 350 piles of dirt just ain't that interesting. We did get a rough idea of the lay-out of the track and from the sounds it will be different, National caliber, and located in a very nice park. Now hold on theres more with a new Skate Park in the works only a hundred feet or so from the BMX track.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
11-09-2007
STRANGE THINGS
Sooner Pearl has over the years had some Strange Things happen. Now it seems someone is trying to get a key to out gate in a round about way. For the last few weeks our gate chain was cut each week. After 3 weeks we now have 2 short links of our chain with a lock from who knows who in the middle. In order to lock the gate we would use their lock? Who was it? No calls, messages or letters. Oh well time for a new chain!

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11-08-2007
IS IT ELECTRIC Can we get some 'sparkys' over here? There seems to be electricity leaking from that wire. NO we are OK and this was just a joke but we did have a real Pro Electrician at the track today advising us on the lights and a few other problems we have.

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11-07-2007
WORK TODAY
This WORK DAY time is more for HISTORY than making the track better. Let the work begin to catalog Sooner Pearl for the future. Many hard hours of work is ahead to get the new track started. We have been working toward a plan for the park land. As soon as this has been refined and OK'd by the city we will have a look at it here.

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11-06-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not Practice today. Sorry we made a mistake about the Daylight Savings Time. Since we have not been able to repair our lights and it now gets dark at 6pm Sooner Pearl will not have Practice or Races during the work week. Sunday will be our regular Race day. Practice, we may have to get a little creative on this?
LOOK BACK
It is nearing the end of 2007. The GRANDS are just over 2 weeks away, the end of the Regular Race season is just over a month away. Now is when we start to Look Back at the year. We at Sooner Pearl want to Look Back as well but we want you to help us Look Back. Our HOT NEWS page and its archived HOT NEWS items pages reach back to February 2002. We have much to read since 2002 and most is daily information. Now we want to Look Back even further, back to the beginning of Sooner Pearl. If you would like to become a part of the Look Back, let us know. We want you to to help us record the 20 years of ABA History in Oklahoma City. Information on any now closed track is welcome as well. Contact Richard Axtell at richard@okbmx.com

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11-05-2007
WHAT???????
OK, to start things off there was no work on the track today. You did read that....right. We did work there but only to finish the survey of the current track and everything there, trees and such.
However the weather changed today and cooled off about 20 degrees along came the north wind at about 20mph with the drop of temperature.
What is going to happen THIS MONTH?
Well only the BIGGEST races of the year. THE GRANDS, RACE OF CHAMPIONS and National Age Group. Think about this the biggest races of a year just over an hours drive away in Tulsa! So there is more... the Pro Spectacular. But if you are racing you have only ONE DAY to Practice. November 22-25..... Link for more information on the 2007 ABA GRANDS


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
11-04-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will Race today, Sign ups are our regular 1-2pm. The weather is looking great as Saturday we had some nice clear skies and a high in the upper 60's. The winds were light as well and this made for great weather to be out racing. We look forward to seeing you today!

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11-03-2007
BENEFIT RACE TODAY
Now on for more info on our BMX HERO, Shane Vincent. If you would like to contact Shane and his family he now has a web site. There are a lot of people who will not attend the race this weekend to help raise money for Shane at Sand Springs BMX. If you would like to leave him and his family a message you will find Shane at CaringBridge.org, here is a link to his web site there.
Shane Vincent.

Shane Vincent, some of you know him and many do not. Without going into a long story just look in the October BMXer mag, page 12 'buzzzzzzzzz' and read about him and why we ALL need to help this fine guy man. Sand Springs BMX is having a benefit race to help raise money for Shane. Saturday, November 3, 2007 (with a rain date of November 10th). Registration for the race will be from 5-6:30pm, with the race following ASAP. Cost per racer is $10.00. All proceeds will go to the Injured Soldier Fund for Shane Vincent.
For more information on this race contact Sand Springs BMX at (918)-245-5BMX
Shane Vincent winner of the Redline Cup Central.
Sooner Pearl BMX challenges ALL ABA riders who read this message to come race in this race. Be a BIG SPENDER and DOUBLE the entry fee, make a $20 donation.
Arvest Bank (injured Soldier Fund) for Shane Vincent
Contact: ABBY at (918)631-1914 or Toll free at 1-800-999-9492
Arvest address is: Shane Vincent C/O Abby
600 S. Main
Supulpa, OK 74066

If you can not attend the BENEFIT RACE you can still help! Buy a 'Support Shane Vincent' sticker just $1! To purchase stickers to show you support, please contact:
Kris Lundgren (708)-363-4851 or at chitownbmx@hotmail.com or send a self addressed envelope and a check for your stickers ($1 each) to:
Kris Lundgren
14853 Kenneth Ave.
Midlothian, IL 60445
All donations go to the above Injured Soldier Fund for Shane Vincent.
For more information on this race contact Sand Springs BMX at (918)-245-5BMX


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11-02-2007
NO WORK TODAY
No work today. Most of us are out working on other projects, yes we do have small lives outside BMX. We will be racing Sunday as the weather looks good and the track is in good shape as well.

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11-01-2007
NO RACE TODAY AND MORE NEWS
Sooner Pearl will not Race today, we will not be out at the track tonight. Many other items are on our list of things to do and we will be away from Sooner Pearl tonight.

The trucks are rolling in with dirt and it looks like the NEWEST ABA track in Oklahoma is in line to built and ready to race very soon. Things are in line for the track to be ready for races in January 2008.
Sooner State BMX

Now on for more info on our BMX HERO, Shane Vincent. If you would like to contact Shane and his family he now has a web site. There are a lot of people who will not attend the race this weekend to help raise money for Shane at Sand Springs BMX. If you would like to leave him and his family a message you will find Shane at CaringBridge.org, here is a link to his web site there.
Shane Vincent.

Shane Vincent, some of you know him and many do not. Without going into a long story just look in the October BMXer mag, page 12 'buzzzzzzzzz' and read about him and why we ALL need to help this fine guy man. Sand Springs BMX is having a benefit race to help raise money for Shane. Saturday, November 3, 2007 (with a rain date of November 10th). Registration for the race will be from 5-6:30pm, with the race following ASAP. Cost per racer is $10.00. All proceeds will go to the Injured Soldier Fund for Shane Vincent.
For more information on this race contact Sand Springs BMX at (918)-245-5BMX
Shane Vincent winner of the Redline Cup Central.
Sooner Pearl BMX challenges ALL ABA riders who read this message to come race in this race. Be a BIG SPENDER and DOUBLE the entry fee, make a $20 donation.
Arvest Bank (injured Soldier Fund) for Shane Vincent
Contact: ABBY at (918)631-1914 or Toll free at 1-800-999-9492
Arvest address is: Shane Vincent C/O Abby
600 S. Main
Supulpa, OK 74066

If you can not attend the BENEFIT RACE you can still help! Buy a 'Support Shane Vincent' sticker just $1! To purchase stickers to show you support, please contact:
Kris Lundgren (708)-363-4851 or at chitownbmx@hotmail.com or send a self addressed envelope and a check for your stickers ($1 each) to:
Kris Lundgren
14853 Kenneth Ave.
Midlothian, IL 60445
All donations go to the above Injured Soldier Fund for Shane Vincent.
For more information on this race contact Sand Springs BMX at (918)-245-5BMX


Sooner Pearl BMX is starting a CAN DRIVE. Open to all District OK01 riders. Bring in 10 pounds of aluminum cans and get a FREE RIBBON race, 20 pounds gets a TROPHY or SAVER STAMP race. Help us clean up the environment and get races and District Points for your time and work!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


Our Rider Clinic at Sooner Pearl BMX have started again. If you are interested give us a call at 405-235-3602 leave a message with your riders name and a contact number. Dennison will call you back.

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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-31-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
A few of us will be out working on the track today till about dark. Since we have not had any rain for a few days the track is now totally dry and in very good shape for riding. We have been working on getting more grass off the track and more stickers removed around the track as well. We had some really great weather today!

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10-30-2007
WORK DAY, NO PRACTICE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not have Practice today, we will be out working on the track before sundown. We will have Practice next week which will be our 1st week of Daylight Savings time. Since our lights are not functioning this week will be without a Practice.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-29-2007
NO WORK TODAY
No one will be at the track today working or otherwise. We had a great day of racing and weather yesterday. We want to say THANK YOU to all who came to race. The weather was in line to be one of the best weather days at the track this year. Calm winds and mild temps made for a super day at the track.

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10-28-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. We will be out early to work on the track before races today. The track is in good shape and we will have a very nice day to race today.

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10-27-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
A few of us will be out working on the track today. Since the rain we have not had much time to work on the track but since we had very little damage from the rain last weekend there is not much to be fixed. We are trying to get some fresh dirt to clean up some of the track since some of our jumps are getting worn down and need reshaping.

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10-26-2007
NOT LONG NOW
We have about 1 month till the GRAND National in Tulsa. If you plan to be ready to race on Thanksgiving weekend now is the time to get in the 'groove' to be ready. This is the LAST National race of each season and it is BIG. It won't be long now!

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10-25-2007
DAY OFF
We have plans to be somewhere else tonight so the track will be closed today and we will be elsewhere working tonight. We plan to be out working on the track Friday and Saturday. Since we had little damage from our last rain things should be in good shape for our Sunday race.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-24-2007
NO THURSDAY RACES
We will not be racing on Thursday evenings the remainder of this year since our lights are not working. The year is winding to an end and we have few racing dates left for the year. It looks like we will have a few races this month since our 30 forecast is for dry weather all this month. Maybe we will be able to finally get off a race on 2 weekends in a row!

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10-23-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
We will not Practice today since the track is wet in spots and we have a very small amount of damage from the rain Monday evening. Most of the area was dry but we did have some mud holes in the drive and parking.

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10-22-2007
RAIN TODAY
We had more rain today late in the day. As it looks we are really going to blow away the old record for a year of rainfall in 2007. We have already passed it by over an inch and we still have about 70 days left this year.
Today we want to be extra THANKFUL for the things we have in our lives and families. Some time is looks very bleak and there are troubles to deal with but it is those times we need to look inward and see just how good we have it and be THANKFUL for all we have!


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10-21-2007
RACE TODAY
We will Race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. The track is in good shape and we should have some nice weather. The track is in good shape and we will have it even better by the time races start today. Now if we can get rid of grass on the track and the stickers around the track we will be OK!
Thanks to our volunteers who worked their tails off to getthe track ready for racing today. Volunteers are what makes the track a better place!


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10-20-2007
WORK DAY
Well the track is looking very good now thanks to a lot of helpers who came out to work on the track today. With most all the track worked on today except the 1st turn we got things smooth and fast. We will be out early in the morning to get the 1st turn looking good for a day of racing.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-19-2007
WORK DAY
We did get some work done today and last night as well. We have a huge amount of grass we have removed from the track now and we will have even more before the Sunday race. It is beginning to look nice again and that is a good feeling. Also we lost our power for some time last night. OG&E got it back on about 8pm.

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10-18-2007
NO RACE TODAY
We will not Race tonight due to damage from the rain Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

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10-17-2007
RAIN TODAY
We had one heck of a rain storm blow into town today at about 9pm. When the huge line of storms started to enter the west side of the metro area it had near 70mph winds and some heavy rain showers. By the time it slid out of to the east of town it had wound down to a mire rain storm with 30+mph winds. We did get about half an inch of rain at the track so things did not get so wet in the long run.

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10-16-2007
NO PRACTICE, PLEASE HELP NOW!
We will not Practice tonight due to damage from the rain Sunday evening. Now on the bigger things.

Shane Vincent, some of you know him and many do not. Without going into a long story just look in the October BMXer mag, page 12 'buzzzzzzzzz' and read about him and why we ALL need to help this fine guy man. Sand Springs BMX is having a benefit race to help raise money for Shane. Saturday, November 3, 2007 (with a rain date of November 10th). Registration for the race will be from 5-6:30pm, with the race following ASAP. Cost per racer is $10.00. All proceeds will go to the Injured Soldier Fund for Shane Vincent.
For more information on this race contact Sand Springs BMX at (918)-245-5BMX
Shane Vincent winner of the Redline Cup Central.
Sooner Pearl BMX challenges ALL ABA riders who read this message to come race in this race. Be a BIG SPENDER and DOUBLE the entry fee, make a $20 donation.
Arvest Bank (injured Soldier Fund) for Shane Vincent
Contact: ABBY at (918)631-1914 or Toll free at 1-800-999-9492
Arvest address is: Shane Vincent C/O Abby
600 S. Main
Supulpa, OK 74066

If you can not attend the BENEFIT RACE you can still help! Buy a 'Support Shane Vincent' sticker just $1! To purchase stickers to show you support, please contact:
Kris Lundgren (708)-363-4851 or at chitownbmx@hotmail.com or send a self addressed envelope and a check for your stickers ($1 each) to:
Kris Lundgren
14853 Kenneth Ave.
Midlothian, IL 60445
All donations go to the above Injured Soldier Fund for Shane Vincent.
For more information on this race contact Sand Springs BMX at (918)-245-5BMX


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10-15-2007
RAIN, RAIN, RAIN
Well it is official now, the old record for the amount od total rainfall for one year has fallen. We still have 75 days left this year and the record is going to grow before the end of the year. Total so far is over 52 inches and counting. No wonder the track has had tons of dirt added this year, most has washed away already!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-14-2007
RACE TODAY
We will race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. Our weather is a BIG QUESTION today. We have a frontal boundary west of town but it is not moving at 9am. If this front starts moving it will be cloudy and we will have a chance of rain today. The real weather forecasters say the rain will be here later today, we hope they are correct!

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10-13-2007
SAND SPRINGS OR BUST
If you are wanting to head to Sand Springs today to get in another race we are going to meet at the HOFFMAN Skate Park at 3:30pm to head up the turnpike. Sign ups are 6-7pm so we should be there in plenty of time to get a ride or two in before Sign ups open.



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10-12-2007
SAY GOODBYE TO THE STICKERS
Now this time we have had a bagging mower out to the track and a huge amount has already been mowed and bagged. The stickers are gone for the rest of this year. It has been a lot of work but we should have most of the place mowed and cleaned up some time next week. It will be nice to ride around and not have to pick the pesky things out of our tires.

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10-11-2007
NO THURSDAY RACES
We will not have any more races on Thursday evenings until we have our track lights repaired. Since it is Fall and the sun is going down at about 7pm now we have no light to race in the evenings. If you know somwone who would like to help us get the lights repaired please let us know. We need a lift or bucket truck to get access to the light fixtures and overhead power lines which were damaged due to vandalism.

IT IS OFFICIAL NOW!
Sooner State BMX in Ponca City is about to start work on the track. Word is they will start building on the first of November. If we are real lucky they may have the track ready to ride before the end of this year.
Now on to the good stuff here is a link to a map to the park where the new track will be Dan Moran Park. Looks like a fine place for the newest ABA track in Oklahoma!

Mark your calendar for October 13th (its a Saturday). Plans are to make a short trip to Sand Springs BMX and make a showing. We want to make this a monthly thing. Call the track phone or email us (webmaster) for more information. Sign up times are 6-7pm so it will be a nice evening race. While we are talking about Sand Springs BMX and racing out of town, we will be making plans to make a run to Ponca City soon as well.


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10-10-2007
DO NOT TELL ANYONE
Well the rumors are true and we have proof now. Just try this on for size. Sooner State BMX
We have not had official word yet but our crack team of BMX riders have once again come up with a scoop on BMX in Oklahoma. Ponca City or Sooner State BMX is! Check out their website.
Now on to the good stuff here is a link to a map to the park where the new track will be Dan Moran Park. Looks like a fine place for the newest ABA track in Oklahoma!

Mark your calendar for October 13th (its a Saturday). Plans are to make a short trip to Sand Springs BMX and make a showing. We want to make this a monthly thing. Call the track phone or email us (webmaster) for more information. Sign up times are 6-7pm so it will be a nice evening race. While we are talking about Sand Springs BMX and racing out of town, we will be making plans to make a run to Ponca City soon as well.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-09-2007
PRACTICE TODAY
We will have Practice today from 6:30 till dark. The track is a little rough from the rain yesterday. Things are dried out now and it will be a little cooler today thanks to the Cold front that moved into the state yesterday.

Mark your calendar for October 13th (its a Saturday). Plans are to make a short trip to Sand Springs BMX and make a showing. We want to make this a monthly thing. Call the track phone or email us (webmaster) for more information. Sign up times are 6-7pm so it will be a nice evening race. While we are talking about Sand Springs BMX and racing out of town, we will be making plans to make a run to Ponca City soon as well.


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10-08-2007
RAIN TODAY
We had some rain this morning with the Cold front that moved across the state early this morning. It cooled things off today and will help keep it cool for a few days this week. The track is wet today but will be dry enough to have Practice tomorrow.

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10-07-2007
NO RACE TODAY
We will race not today. At 10am the the track is still wet from the rain last night. It may be dry enough to race on by race time but we have more light rain just outside the city. As it looks we will have a cold front moving into town about time for races to start. The front will trigger more rain since we have so much moisture across the state.

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10-06-2007
NO RACE TODAY
We will race not today. At 11am the sky is cloudy and we have rain showers moving across town and more moving toward town. Sorry.

At 2pm the showers had cleared town. As it seems the track was dry and had only a spinkle of rain.

At 6pm the rain came back. At 7pm the track was getting light rain and was still dry enough to ride. At 9pm we still have light rain and it has been raining for 3 hours.


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10-05-2007
NO RACE TODAY
We will cancel our race for today. Due to the moving of the track we had to attend meetings today and will not have time to get prepared to race today. Keep this in mind, we will be racing both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Sign ups will be 1-2pm both days, weather permitting.

Mark your calendar for October 13th (its a Saturday). Plans are to make a short trip to Sand Springs BMX and make a showing. We want to make this a monthly thing. Call the track phone or email us (webmaster) for more information. Sign up times are 6-7pm so it will be a nice evening race. While we are talking about Sand Springs BMX and racing out of town, we will be making plans to make a run to Ponca City soon as well.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
10-04-2007
NO RACE TODAY
We will cancel our race for today. Due to the moving of the track we had to attend meetings today and will not have time to get prepared to race today. Keep this in mind, we will be racing both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Sign ups will be 1-2pm both days, weather permitting.

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10-03-2007
NOT YET
As we said a few days ago there is a rumor going 'round that Sooner Pearl is closed. This is not true and will not be true for some time to come. We will be the first to let you know when this will happen. Things are not going to change for some time. We are working very hard to get things in order to start a new track at Trosper Park. It will some time till this will happen. It is a long process and requires a huge amount of work before a single shovel full of dirt can be moved.

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10-02-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
We will cancel Practice tonight. With a line of heavy storms moving toward town we want to make sure everyone is safe inside. Lightning is a very bad thing to have striking around while on a BMX track! We will be out to work on the track tonight, at least till it starts raining.

Mark your calendar for October 13th (its a Saturday). Plans are to make a short trip to Sand Springs BMX and make a showing. We want to make this a monthly thing. Call the track phone or email us (webmaster) for more information. Sign up times are 6-7pm so it will be a nice evening race. While we are talking about Sand Springs BMX and racing out of town, we will be making plans to make a run to Ponca City soon as well.


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10-01-2007
OH NO !!
What rain?
We had clouds, we had some wind and we had some races. A Cruiser class at Sooner Pearl? But I heard that track was closed? No, they race on Sunday afternoon. So the track was not great but we all had some fun. Thanks to all who came and helped us race, we could not have done it without you!

Mark your calendar for October 13th (its a Saturday). Plans are to make a short trip to Sand Springs BMX and make a showing. We want to make this a monthly thing. Call the track phone or email us (webmaster) for more information. Sign up times are 6-7pm so it will be a nice evening race. While we are talking about Sand Springs BMX and racing out of town, we will be making plans to make a run to Ponca City soon as well.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-30-2007
RACE TODAY?
At 8am we have cloudy skies but no rain.
Sooner Pearl will race today if the rain stays away. Sign ups from 1-2pm. We will be watching the weather and change the message here and on the phone if the weather turns bad on us. Check back close to noon and see if there has been a change of plans.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-29-2007
WORK DAY
The track did get a lot of work today and still needs more (as usual). We did get things looking good on most of the track and it looks like we may be able to race tomorrow if the weather stays nice and the rain stays out of town till late in the day.
It looks like they are finished building the Skate Park in Midwest City. There are no lights so the fun is over at sundown. The place has been a big crowd magnet since the first jump was built. Today there was a huge crowd at noon. Look for the place at the location of the old Lions Club swimming pool (which is gone now) about half a mile north of SW 29th and Midwest Blvd. on the west side of the road.


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09-28-2007
NO TRACK WORK
We had all kinds of work to do today but none was work on the track. Things ae coooling off and the weather may be nice for the weekend. We would like to race on Sunday if the weather is nice. We do have rain in the forecast for Sunday and it looks like we will have to wait till Sunday for a decision on the weather.

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09-27-2007
CLOSED TODAY
Sooner Pearl will be closed today. We will be having a meeting of the Board Members about the track tonight so we will not be at the track. The grass is slowly getting mowed this week and we still have a huge amount of work to be done getting the weeds back under control.
We have been working to get lots of grass of f the track as well as get it back in condition to race and use for practice. We will get there this weekend if we do not get much more rain and we have rain if the forecast for tonight.


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09-26-2007
THINGS ARE HAPPENING
Still have not heard anything concrete but rumor has it there will be a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT soon about ABA BMX in Oklahoma. If you do not know it takes a lot of time and effort to get a new track off the ground. We are very excited and will have more info soon.
Another thing to take about concerning bikes in the city area. Today there is another place for kids to go to ride boards or bikes. Midwest City has almost finished installing their new Skate Park structures. Look for more info on this soon.
If the weather is nice we will be out working on the track Wednesday evening. We did get rain yesterday in the morning and then in the afternoon but there was not that much at the track. We were there last night mowing since we have the mower operational again.


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09-25-2007
RAIN AND MORE RAIN
We will not have Practice tonight as we have rain moving in from the west at 4pm. Hopefully the rain will wet the track down a bunch and we can get it back in shape. We will be working on other things tonight and may go to the track later before sundown. The weather has cooled a heck of a lot today with the temp at 4pm is 70 and we are to have low 60's the next few nights. Pleasant weather to work on the track.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-24-2007
WORK ON EQUIPMENT TODAY
We will not be at the track today so we can work on some of our equipment. It looks like we will be out working on the track Tuesday evening. We will not have the entire track ready to ride by Tuesday. We also have a huge amount of mowing that need to be done along with the weed trimming. We have rain in the forecast but we have had for 2 days now and still no rain. Maybe its 3 out of 5 this week?

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09-23-2007
NO RACE TODAY
We may be out working on the track this afternoon. The track is not in shape for racing and we will cancel today. Most riders are away in Kansas City for the Redline Cup Final. We hope they all have a safe trip home.

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09-22-2007
CLOSED FOR WEEKEND
Sooner Pearl will be closed for the weekend. We have not worked enough to get the track in shape for races. We have been a little short handed this week with most of our volunteers working at the State Fair.
The Redline Cup Final (Central) is tomorrow in Kansas City and there are many riders who went to attend this race. We would like to say 'GOOD LUCK' to all the local riders who are attending this race.


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09-21-2007
NO WORK DAY - CONGRATULATIONS
We will not be out working on the track. Things are looking good on the track, we have worked for the least 3 evenings and removed a lot of grass.

Congratulations goes out to Sean McGillicuddy. Sean has been voted President of the Board for Yukon Parents and Riders Association. He will do OK if he just don't forget what his bike is for, because racing is only half the fun now..........


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09-20-2007
NO RACE - WORK DAY
We will be out working on the track after 6:30pm today.
Due to the current condition of the track we will not RACE tonight.
We did work on the track yesterday after the rain. Our 1st straight is once again nice and we will begin working on the 1st turn tonight. Our rain storm this morning wet the track down and did a small amount of damage. The damage really didn't matter that much since the track was already rough.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-19-2007
WORK DAY
We will be out working on the track after 6:30pm today. More grass was removed from the track and we have cleaned up the 1st straight again. Since we have rain in the forecast we didn't rake on the track just clearing grass and hoping Mother Nature comes along to water the track for us. Rain can wet the track in minutes where as we would spend most of a day getting the entire track wet enough to work.

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09-18-2007
NO PRACTICE-WORK DAY
We will be out working on the track after 6:30pm today. Due to the current condition of the track we will not have Practice tonight. The 1st straight is looking very good and we will be working on the 1st turn and on to the 2nd straight. We may be mowing or weed eating as well if a few volunteers can make it out today.

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09-17-2007
WORK DAY
We will be out working on the track after 6:30pm today. With Summer almost at an end we will make some changes in our schedule due to the amount of light we will have in the evenings. The weather will be changing soon and we will have some cooler days ahead. Time to get those District Points to finish out the year.

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09-16-2007
CLOSED FOR WEEKEND
Oklahoma State Championship Final TODAY. We hope things go well for Yukon BMX today. Since this was re-scheduled some riders who had scheduled time for this race last weekend will not be able to attend today, what a shame. We want to wish all riders a BIG GOOD LUCK today in your quest to get that state number plate!

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09-15-2007
CLOSED FOR WEEKEND
We will be closed this weekend so all local riders can attend the Oklahoma State Championship Final. The weather has taken its toll on a couple of us and we may not be out to work on the track this weekend. We do have some warm weather ahead for the weekend unlike what we had for the week which was more like Autumn than late Summer. Things will be hot for the races this weekend!

Sooner Pearl BMX is starting a CAN DRIVE. Open to all District OK01 riders. Bring in 10 pounds of aluminum cans and get a FREE RIBBON race, 20 pounds gets a TROPHY or SAVER STAMP race. Help us clean up the environment and get races and District Points for your time and work!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-14-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
We did go out an do a little work today but not much. The re-scheduled Oklahoma State Championship Final is Sunday and most will be at Yukon today and this weekend. Since we were not able to get the track in shape for a race we will not try to race tomorrow as we had kinda planned. Things just sis not go our way.

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09-13-2007
NO RACE TODAY - WORK DAY
We will cancel our Race tonight since we have not been able to get the track in shape to race or practice. We will be out tonight to work on the track after 6:30pm if you would like to come help us. We would like to be able to race this weekend so we will be working to get things ready. We will have to see if we will be working tomorrow evening and Saturday, stay tuned.

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09-12-2007
MOWING TODAY
Most of us were not able to get to the track today to work. However Gary was lucky enough to get the commercial mower out and do a lot of mowing in a short time. Since we named our mower 'KILLA' because it is a hard working nearly unstoppable beast with grass and weeds, we have now named Gary's machine 'REAPER'. That thing will cut stuff to shreds and don't slow down for anything except stationary objects. REAPER is a fitting name for that beast of a machine!

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09-11-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
We will cancel Practice tonight due to the damage from the rain Sunday. We were not able to get out to work on the track yesterday and it was very wet. Since we could not work yesterday we will be there working tonight but it may be 6:30 or 7pm till we get there.

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09-10-2007
NO WORK TODAY
Since we got rain early this morning we will not be out working on the track tonight. The track is to wet to work on at 5pm and so we will cancel Practice tomorrow and work on the track instead. It looks like we are out of rain till the weekend and it is supposed to be much cooler this week in the evenings.
THANKS to those who came out yesterday. We had fun and then we worked on the track. It was a nice day to be at the track.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-09-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will Race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. A few of us will be out working on the track about 10am. Most of the track was in good shape and just damp enough to work without much watering. There was only minor damage from the recent rains. It looks like most of the heavy rains missed our part of town this time. We look forward to seeing you!
If you don't already know the Oklahoma State Championship Final has been rescheduled to next weekend due to the rain.


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09-08-2007
WORK AND RAIN TODAY
At close inspection about 5pm the track was 90% dry with very little rain damage. We were lucky this time and have little damage, only in our main problem spots. We have arranged to get out early Sunday to work out the rough places and get the track ready to race. We could use your help. It would be a good time to get to know others at the track and find out what we do to make a ABA track run. It can really be fun and help everyone.

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09-07-2007
RAIN TODAY
The sky was grey and the cloucs kept coming over some with rain and some only shortlived shade on a hot and humid summer day. Things are not looking looking very good if you go by the forecasts. We are in for some heavy rain , not flooding rain (thank goodness). Some say inches but it still don't LOOK good and we have had some light rain already today. The weekend may be a wash of rain. That is not good since there are big races scheduled this coming weekend.

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09-06-2007
NO RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not Race tonight. We have had some heatlh issues witn some of our Board Members and will not be able to be at the track tonight. We are sorry for this and hope everyone understands. We are working to get things ready to race Sunday if the weather permits.

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09-05-2007
MORE OUTSIDE WORK TODAY
We will not be going to the track again today to work. Part of that is due to health problems and other things which have to be addressed by our Board Members. Some of us are sick with the flu and are not able to work on the track itself. We have been busy with other projects. We have made some progress on many items this week, but much more work is ahead.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
09-04-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not have Practice tonight. We have been watching the local weather radar and it looks like we are about to get a lot of rain moving into town in the next hour. Rather than chance everyone's safety we have decided not to invite you out to Practice tonight. We want to say THANKS to all who came out to races Sunday and also to thank those who stayed later to help work around the track on the grass!

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09-03-2007
MORE WORK TODAY
It seems there is never a dull moment when you have a BMX track to operate! Things break and need to be fixed, people work hard (on the track) to see all their work washed away by the next rain and there is a lot of work which goes on behind the scenes. Today there was some behind the scenes work to be done and other things which were repaired. It looks like we have our mower back ready to knock down more grass and maybe we will have that machine this week to kick even more grass! Time will tell.

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09-02-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. There has been a lot of grass mowed around the track and we may be mowing more today. The place is starting to look good again. Those who have not gone out of town for the holiday weekend could have some fun today racing and not get lost in the grass!

Sooner Pearl BMX is starting a CAN DRIVE. Open to all District OK01 riders. Bring in 10 pounds of aluminum cans and get a FREE RIBBON race, 20 pounds gets a TROPHY or SAVER STAMP race. Help us clean up the environment and get races and District Points for your time and work!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


Our Rider Clinic at Sooner Pearl BMX have started again. If you are interested give us a call at 405-235-3602 leave a message with your riders name and a contact number. Dennison will call you back.

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09-01-2007
MORE WORK TODAY
There has been a big push to get the place cleaned up and mowed but today we worked on other things and not at the track. We have a few small projects you will hear about in the future that we hope will help the BMX racing scene in the central part of Oklahoma. Time will tell.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
08-31-2007
NO WORK TODAY
We will be taking the day off from working today since we all have many things to do away from the track. The holiday weekend is upon us and this is the last holiday of the Summer season. The weather seems to be cooling down and before you know it the year will be over. Till then we have many weeks to get those District Points we are all looking for this year. We hope Mother Nature is kind and gives us some nice weather.
THANKS to everyone who came out last night to to race.


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08-30-2007
RACE TODAY
We will race tonight with Sign ups from 6-8pm. We have had some nice warm and dry weather and the track is looking good. We look forward to seeing you out tonight to race. The year is coming to a close and riders need to consider their District Points and start planning for races till the end of the year NOW. We have a few weeks left before we get back into our late year rainy season and then the cold weather comes around. Racing may be slim to none in just a few weeks.
THANKS to everyone who came out last night to help get things cleaned up at the track!


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
08-29-2007
WORK DAY
Well we had planned to have a WORK DAY today but we did not plan on what really did happen. We want to thank Gary Hrdlicka who works for DODSON LAWN SERVICE for bringing out their $7000 mower and knocking down a lot of our grass. That mower is awesome and fast. We may be able to get it back next week and we will put it to good use. We did get some weed eating done as well so things are looking much better now.

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08-28-2007
PRACTICE/WORK DAY TODAY
Practice tonight from 6-8pm. The track is in good shape and we have been 'kicking some grass' the last few nights around the track. Things are starting to look much better now! We will be out working tonight and we invite you to come Practice tonight.
THANKS to everyone who came out last night to help get things cleaned up at the track!


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08-27-2007
WORK DAY/SUNDAY RACES
It looks like we will have a WORK DAY this evening. We are looking to start about 6:30pm. We will work on getting some grass mowed and a few things cleaned up around the track. It looks like we will be able to get things looking good and maybe we will be able to work more on the track later in the week.
Special THANKS to those who came out to race yesterday. It was a grand day and we think most all had some great fun and raced our $3 ribbon race. If we can have that much fun we may have to do it again soon!


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08-26-2007
$3 RIBBON RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. We have had a couple small donations to the track and those were earmarked to let our riders have a discounted race! All ABA members are welcome to come take advantage of these kind donations. If you wonder where that rider ahead of you gets all those points, maybe it was from racing at Sooner Pearl. Don't get left behind.
THANKS to those who came out to help work on the track yesterday.


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08-25-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
Sooner Pearl will have a WORK DAY today. The track is still rough and we plan to race tomorrow. The rain shower that came in early this morning did us a big favor by getting the track nice and damp so we sould work on it today. Now things are looking good and our chance of rain has gone way down so it looks like we will race Sunday.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
08-24-2007
WORK TODAY
It seems there is a never ending battle to keep the track in shape this year. With all the work that has been done this year things are beginning to change now. Since we have worked very hard and many days to keep the track here in good shape all our hard work is paying off in a small way. The rains are having less and less effect on the track now and our time is getting to be less to get things smoothed and ready to ride. If the rain will just stay away for a few days all is nice now.

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08-23-2007
NO RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not race today. The track is still pretty rough from our recent rain. Some of us will be out working on the track today after 6:30pm. We are hoping to get the track in condition to race Sunday. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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08-22-2007
NO WORK TODAY
To many things at once and we were not able to get to the track today to work. Seems like some weeks are like that and this has been one. The weather has been cooler and dry so the track is dry. We do however have rain in the forecast for the weekend. We will keep an eye on this and let you know what is happening this weekend.

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08-21-2007
PRACTICE/WORK DAY
Things are a little cooler than the last few weeks and we have a little wind to keep it cool tonight. We will be out to Practice tonight and some of us will be working on the track during the Practice session. Come on out and have a little fun or come out to see just how much damage we have from the freak storm we had over the weekend. We were suprised that there was so little damage with such a hard rain!
Hope to see you there!


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08-20-2007
NO WORK TODAY
OK...So we got a little rain Saturday and Sunday. Looks like there was somewhere around 5-6 inches of rain that fell at the track. Most of that fell about 3-4am Sunday morning. The track was wet yesterday but there was not the damage we had expected. We will have Practice Tuesday evening, it will be a FREE Practice and we will be working on the track during Practice. Hope to see you there!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm
Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
08-19-2007
NO RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not race today due to the rain (leftover of Tropical Storm Erin). We did get in some work time yesterday. The rain started about 2pm and continued till 10am this morning. We will be out about noon to inspect the damage from just over 4-3/4" of rain in the last 20 hours.

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08-18-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
Sooner Pearl will have a WORK DAY today most of the day, rain or shine. We did get a little rain last night but only enough to settle our dust. A good soaking rain would be nice even considering all the rain we have had so far this year. We will be out to work after 10am.

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08-17-2007
WHAT HAPPENED TODAY?
Another question on those lines would be, What didn't happen today? Either way it was a strange day.
There were races today, somewhat like what we at Sooner Pearl call 'SPEED BMX'.
Some Cruisers made it to race but not enough (with bikes?)!
Matthew Cancino raced today. Good to see the young man in racing form.
There was some rain (yes...rain) today.


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08-16-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will Race today with Sign ups from 6-7pm. The heat is down a a little today and it looks like it may go further down over the weekend. We will be out working tonight on the track and getting some mowing out of the way.

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08-15-2007
ELECTRICITY
Well the power is now back on at the track but we lost several items from the refrigerator since it got warm while the power was off. All our drinks made it through no problem but our frozen food is now bad and we also lost some candy bars which melted. Looks like OG&E may be getting a bill from us to replace the spoiled food.

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08-14-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not Practice today. There is a power outage in the area of the track. We have talked to OG&E and they are unable to tell us when the power will be restored. With the heat we have had this week it may be a blessing in disguise to escape the heat! We are hoping the power is restored tonight so we may race Thursday evening. We will keep you posted on this subject.

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08-13-2007
HIGH HEAT
It looks like we will have another day of 100+ weather today. Things have really warmed up this week but we may have a little relief later this week and maybe for the weekend. This is Summer weather for Oklahoma and we need to be prepared for weather like this here. Please watch the little one's and make sure they have plenty of water to drink. This kind of weather is not nice to children or the elderly.

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08-12-2007
RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will race today with Sign ups from 1-2pm. With the heat we have been having PLEASE make sure you racers have plenty to drink before coming to the track. It will be hot today so lets make sure racers are hydrated when they reach the track, as always we will have plenty to drink at the track.

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08-11-2007
NO WORK TODAY
Another day we will spend away from the track working on other things. It was HOT again today and it looks like it will stay at the century mark for many more days to come. Any work or play outside by children or adults runs a risk of heat sickness so make sure they hydrate and have a place to be in the shade or out of the heat. Keep an eye on the children.

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08-10-2007
STATE RACE INFO / OTHER MINOR DETAILS
In the near future we will have more info on this subject but for now here is what we have. After much work Sooner Pearl has acquired a corporate sponsorship of sorts. As you may well know from attending a race or practice at Sooner Pearl it is pretty much a given fact our radio is stuck on FM 100.5. Most in this area know this as KATT FM. Citadel Broadcasting (parent of KATT) has 4 other radio stations in the Oklahoma City area which include KQOB, KYIS, WKY and WWLS. Watch for more info on radio spots and other broadcast media items we are working on to help promote BMX in OKLAHOMA!

It has been announced! The Oklahhoma State Championship Race schedule has been finalized and announced today. At this time this info is not on the Yukon BMX website but we are sure it will appear there soon.

Sept. 7 Signups 6:30 - 7:30pm (Single Point)

Sept. 8 State Championship Pre Race (Double Point)
$25. Race Fee
Signups 5 - 6pm

Sept. 9 State Championship Final (Triple Point)
$30. Race Fee
Signups 9 - 10:30am
The mighty KATT FM 100.5, celebrating 30 years of ROCK in Oklahoma.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
08-09-2007
FREE CRUISER RACE TODAY
All ABA members who are CRUISER members can race FREE at Sooner Pearl today , Sign ups 6-7pm. Our FREE races will have awards but the awards will be certificates only, normal District points will apply. Stay tuned for more info on future races.
Look for some important announcements coming soon to okbmx.com. We have some exciting news to pass along and you will not want to miss out on this info.
Did you look for the SECRET MESSAGE yesterday? It looks like no on was able to find the message or decode it. Check back because we will have another SECRET MESSAGE soon.


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08-08-2007
FREE CRUISER RACE
All ABA members who are CRUISER members can race FREE at Sooner Pearl on August 9, 2007, Sign ups 6-7pm. Our FREE races will have awards but the awards will be certificates only, normal District points will apply. Stay tuned for more info on future races.
The FOR SALE page has been updated. If you are looking for a bike or bike parts start HERE.
Have you found a secret message? If you have let us know!
See YOU Thursday evening!


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08-07-2007
PRACTICE TODAY
It is hot again today but we will have Practice tonight from 6-8pm. The track is pretty smooth with some loose material but the main thing it is smooth (if you stay away from the loose stuff it is fast). Some of us will be out working on the track and around the track tonight. We could use your help if you can volunteer (like we do) to help make the nicer.

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08-06-2007
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
Seems like the more work we do to try to deter our vandalism the more it takes. We guess the work makes people think there must be something really worth a lot of money hidden at the track. Well, 'mighty deep subject', no actually it is a shallow well we use to water the grass and work on the track. We have once again repaired the building where the well is and maybe this time it will be safe for some time to come. Then again maybe since we fixed the damage something worth money is hidden inside?

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08-05-2007
RACE TODAY
Today was a great day for racing and we had some real fun racing and then hanging out at the track till almost 6pm. We had a handful of riders who were out to race for the first time today. Talk about some kids who had fun, those kids just made the day worth while for us all. Looks like there will be some real competitive new riders racing, one to watch out for. We won't give out his name because you will know when he races. Looks like we will have a few more GIRLS out to race soon as well.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
08-04-2007
WORK ON OTHER ITEMS
Things have been put off and today is the day to get some work and errands for things other than Sooner Pearl. We have been hard working on the track several days a week most of the year. The rains have forced us to spend many extra hours out working when the weather was dry and other things have been waiting for attention. Time to get the 'honey do's' out of the way!

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08-03-2007
THE HEAT IS BACK
Well it is about time if you ask a few, but it looks like the Summer heat is back and we are out of the rain cycle season. The Summer heat has not made it to 100 and the weather forecasters have said it may never come this year. We have been close but the mid to upper 90's are all Mother Nature has mustarded so far. A break from the rain is nice.

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08-02-2007
NO RACE TODAY, PRACTICE TONIGHT
We will not race today however we will be out working on the track, ABA members are invited to come Practice tonight. Our grass has become a real problem around the track and we will be out mowing and weed eating.

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08-01-2007
NO WORK TODAY
Once again we have had dry weather with some Summer heat to go along today. No one was at the track today to work as we had other work to be done. The crews who have been re-locating the overhead power lines have now completed their work here. Some buildings to the north of the track and on the east side of Western Ave. were in various stages of demolition today.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
07-31-2007
LAST CHANCE
The last chance this month to ride at Sooner Pearl. We will have Practice tonight from 6-8pm. The rain yesterday was very light at the track and most everything is dried out today. We will be there to practice and start mowing again. The grass is really high now.

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07-30-2007
NO WORK DAY TODAY
It 4pm the track was getting rain, not much but enough to wet the track and the grass. We had planned to mow tonight but that will have to wait. We will be at the track about sundown to assess the water/rain situation. Since the track was very dry this rain will help as lonk as it is not heavy rain. It looks like most of the heavy rain is on the east side of town (at 5pm). A message will be posted regarding our Tuesday Practice tomorrow.
Like secrets? Find our hidden secret message and you may be rewarded. Contact the webmaster@okbmx.com if you find our secret. More on this later.


2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
07-29-2007
GREAT RACES TODAY
So the races are over and it looked like everyone had fun even though it was hot. As the weather forecast had predicted we had very little wind which was nice for a race day in Oklahoma. We want to say THANK YOU to all the riders who came out today, as it has been said before 'Without you we would not be here'. Thanks to our volunteers who make it all possible! Can we wait till Tuesday to get together again? If the weather holds we will have Practice Tuesday evening 6-8pm, if Mother Nature allows. Check back tomorrow evening as it looks like a few of us will be out working to get some of the grass cut, a big undertaking but we have some volunteers who want to expend some energy. Thanks in advance to them!

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07-28-2007
WORK TODAY
More work on the 1st turn was the order of business today. After a couple hours of watering we worked most of the rough places out and removed rocks and other debris. We still have some loose sand in the bottom but the bottom of a turn is not a place to ride on a BMX track!

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07-27-2007
SLOW MOVES
The weather has been nice, hot and dry for a few days now and the track is good and dried out. The time has come for a lot of track work to get ready for the dry season as it has now decided to show it face. Slow moves around the track since we have to water for hours before we are able to work out the bad spots. The turns are looking very good now and are pretty smooth and we have cleaned a lot of the loose sand from the bottoms of some turns.

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07-26-2007
RACE TODAY
Things look good for racing today, we will race with Sign ups from 6-7pm. If we do not have enough riders out tonight to race we may stop trying to race on Thursday evenings. The last 2 weeks we cancelled due to rain and the week before we did not have enough riders to race. Since we have rain in the forecast for the weekend we may not be able to race Sunday, but we will have to wait to see what Mother Nature has in store for us.

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07-25-2007
NO WORK TODAY
We took a day off from the track today to get a little rest. As it looks we will be able to race tomorrow evening. All the rain in the forecast has now be moved to the weekend and it is still a very low chance of rain. The track is dry now and we have some loose stuff but all the track is packed and very hard.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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07-24-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
At 4pm it was raining at the track. It looks like we have another line of rain headed into town so we will cancel Practice tonight. A few of us are going to be out working tonight after 6:30pm to check on things and do any work that needs done. As it looks (if we do not get much more rain) like we will be racing Thursday evening. Stay tuned for more info on Thursday night racing.

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07-23-2007
WORK TODAY
The rain today only soaked the track and made it prime for working tonight. We will be out working tonight but it will be around 7:30pm when we arrive since we have had some other things to take care of on the way to the track. The track is in great shape and not to wet to ride on or work. It looks a lot like the rain coming toward town will go east of town and if we do not get much more rain we will Practice tomorrow evening. Check back Tuesday evening for the latest info. 235-3602

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07-22-2007
NO RACE TODAY
Sooner Pearl will not race today. We will be closed today so riders may attend the Redline Cup Qualifier at Yukon BMX, Sign ups 10-11:30am. GOOD LUCK to all the riders who attend.
The Sooner Pearl track is ready for racing, if we do not have any rain we will Practice Tuesday evening. We will race Thursday evenings (weather permitting) till we run out of light in a few weeks. The track is looking real good thanks to our volunteers working their tails off this last week. Now if we could get all the grass mowed things would be nice.


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07-21-2007
RUMOR HAS IT
Things are starting to get going now and some real progress will become a reality, something to actually see soon. Now the question is when will we be able to see something? Now you may be asking what are we talking about? Could it be a NEW ABA track? Oh...sure you may say. Do we need another track? But wait are we talking about a new track? Could it be more than a new track? Not today. Become aware because there is huge change ahead.

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07-20-2007
NO WORK TODAY
Friday will be another day we take off from the track. The track is looking very good with only part of the second turn now needing some work. Some time this weekend we will be out working. Sooner Pearl will close this weekend so all ABA members may attend the races at Yukon BMX. It finally looks like we have a good weekend as far as the weather is concerned.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
07-19-2007
NO RACE TODAY
The track will be closed again today so we can work on getting everything smoothed and packed. The second turn is our only big item left to work on this week. As we have mentioned we still need to get a lot of mowing and weed eating done to get things all mowed for the month. There are other items to be done but finishing the track and the mowing are top on the list for this week.

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07-18-2007
WORK DAY
The track will be closed today so we can work on the turns. Since the turns all have needed work since our last rain. The rest of the track is in great shape and hard packed. We had a good Practice session last night, oh we did forget to mention it was a FREE Practice. Thanks to all our volunteers who came out last night to help work on the track and of course our riders.

Have you heard? FUN IN OKLAHOMA?
funinoklahoma.com a new local web site about Sports and Sporting Events in Oklahoma. Check out the Main Page, it has info on BMX in Oklahoma. Sooner Pearl BMX would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Jeff Toney for his interest in BMX, for helping to promote this sport, for his pictures, information and links to all Oklahoma ABA tracks.
Jeff has been informed about the Single, Double and Redline Qualifier at Yukon BMX this coming weekend. Due to his full schedule he may not be at all events but Jeff has said he would be out as much as possible. If you talk to Jeff tell him THANKS for helping to promote BMX and of course for having fun in Oklahoma.


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07-17-2007
PRACTICE TODAY
The track is in shape for riding and we plan to have Practice tonight. With all the rain we have had this year it has been some time since we have had a Tuesday Practice session. We would like to invite YOU to come out tonight and have some fun on the track from 6-8pm.

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07-16-2007
DAY AWAY FROM TRACK
As a few would have taken a day off much sooner but we are today. The track is in good shape and we did race yesterday. Our WORK CREW will take today off today to regroup and rest. If weather permits we will Practice Tuesday evening, check back Tuesday for more info.

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07-15-2007
RACE TODAY
So we have been blessed with some dry weather late this week. Looks like we will race today at our usual time. People need to pay attention to what is going on around them. Stay tuned for a couple BMX related announcements coming up next week.

Sooner Pearl BMX is starting a CAN DRIVE. Open to all District OK01 riders. Bring in 10 pounds of aluminum cans and get a FREE RIBBON race, 20 pounds gets a TROPHY or SAVER STAMP race. Help us clean up the environment and get races and District Points for your time and work!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


Our Rider Clinic at Sooner Pearl BMX have started again. If you are interested give us a call at 405-235-3602 leave a message with your riders name and a contact number. Dennison will call you back.

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07-14-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
We will be out working on the track after noon today. We did get some work of the track cleaned up yesterday. As it stands we are going to be hard at work all day and then some to get the track in shape. We will post a message later today on our progress.

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07-13-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
We will be out working on the track tonight 6pm. It looks like we have seen all the rain until next week. We will try to get the track in shape to race Sunday. We could use your help.
One another note we did get rain early today. Our rain total for the year has now passed our average for the entire year. Our average per year is just over 35 inches, as of yesterday morning we have had over 36 so far this year.


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07-12-2007
NO RACE TODAY
The track is still wet from the rain this morning and we will cancel our race for today. We will be out working on the track Friday, Saturday and we hope to have it ready to race by Saturday evening. We could (as always) use your help to maintain the track. When we have volunteers out working it helps us to get more done in less time. We want to say thanks to all our volunteers for all their work this year!

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07-11-2007
WORK DAY TODAY
We will be out working on the track tonight but it will be after 6pm when we arrive. We are running a little late leaving tonight. See you there!

Sooner Pearl BMX is starting a CAN DRIVE. Open to all District OK01 riders. Bring in 10 pounds of aluminum cans and get a FREE RIBBON race, 20 pounds gets a TROPHY or SAVER STAMP race. Help us clean up the environment and get races and District Points for your time and work!

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


Our Rider Clinic at Sooner Pearl BMX have started again. If you are interested give us a call at 405-235-3602 leave a message with your riders name and a contact number. Dennison will call you back.

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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
07-10-2007
NO PRACTICE TODAY
The track is in bad shape again from the rain last night and this morning. We will cancel Practice for today due to the track condition. It looks like a few of us will be out working tomorrow evening if the weather is not bad. After 6pm and we will be working on the track, mowing, trash and a nunber of other items. We could use your help.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
07-09-2007
MORE RAIN TODAY
Oh well it had to stop some time and the rain started again last night. Storms started popping up here and there and soon we had a line of slow moving thunderstorms. Not just one line of storms but 2 so far tonight and maybe more tomorrow. Our forecast has a chance of rain till Friday and then mabye the weekend will be a little dry.

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07-08-2007
RACE TODAY
Some thought it would not happen, but it did. Sooner Pearl will be racing Sunday July 8th with Sign ups from 1-2pm. After a whole lot of work by some great volunteers the track is near finished. One turn and some dragging and packing then the track will be ready! It looks nice and we will have a fun day on tap due to all the HARD WORK. How can we ever say thanks. Things are looking much better.

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07-07-2007
WORK DAY
Another WORK DAY is in order for today. We will be out working on the track after 10am. If we work on the track most of the day we should be in shape to Sunday. Mind you that we may not mow the grass and some places we have some tall grass. The work yesterday came along nicely thanks to our volunteers. Thank you for your help to make Sooner Pearl better! It can never be done without our volunteers.

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07-06-2007
WORK DAY
It was decided we would go back to the track today for more work. After the threat of rain yesterday and not a drop it looks like we can work and not have our work wash away the next day! As it stand now we may just be able to get the track in shape to race Sunday. As always we could use your help since things have went downhill for the last 3-4 weeks due to rain. The grass is in dire need of mowing and as we have said the track is in very bad shape. We will be out after 6pm to work tonight.

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07-05-2007
MORE RAIN TODAY?
The sky grew grey and cloudy, the wind began to pick up from just a breeze. The clouds were large and threatening, with rain in the air. As we sttod at Sooner Pearl and watched the rain go by, funny thing is it didn't rain here. Another day a few of us managed to go to the track to get it back in shape to use for racing. We did get a little done and things are looking good.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
07-04-2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
On this day we celebrate the birthday of our nation. Fireworks, family, picnics and for some a day off work to help remember the greatest country on EARTH. Let us have the time to remember those who gave life and limb so we may celebrate and enjoy our freedom. We say THANK YOU!
Moving on to the weather. Today was a new reason to celebrate as the rain which has came for 21 days now has stopped at least for the last 24 hours. Many will be able to go home after areas in this part of the nation have had heavy flooding for weeks now. The LOW pressure zone from which all the rain has come from is now moving away and we may have a few days with a low chance of rain. THANK YOU Mother Nature!


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07-03-2007
CLOSED TODAY
The track will be closed today. We may be out to work later in the evening but we are still working to make the time to be out to work on the track today. Things are not good and it will take a whole lot of work to get back a smooth and rideable track surface.
Today we have a line of storms which are moving north from Texas. It looks like we may have another day of rain later tonight. We here at Sooner Pearl want to wish everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July. Please remember someone who gave their life for our FREEDOM. Be thankful you live in the USA and celebrate our countries birth.


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07-02-2007
VERY LITTLE RAIN
It was not anything to brag about but the rain did come today. Light rain it was and it knocked down the dust as well as make it humid. The track is trying to dry out but things are still wet and soggy. We will have a couple WORK DAYS in the next few days to get the track back in shape to use again. It looks like we will be closed Tuesday and may not race Thursday as well but we hope to have the track in shape soon.

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07-01-2007
CLOSED TODAY
The track will be closed today. At mid morning we had overcast skies and very light rain about 3am this morning. Not enough rain to matter much and we have more in the forecast for today. Our forecast is for heavy rain this afternoon and evening. More rain till Thursday of this week. Looks like we will be starting off July in the same situation as we had in June.

2007 Regular race schedule
Sunday Races Sign ups 1-2pm
Tuesday Practice : 6-8pm Thursday Races Sign ups 6-7pm


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(405) 235-3602 Track phone has info on Practice and Races.
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