News and Updates
Oct-20-2023
RACE PRIZES 2023

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Oct-20-2023
250M RACE POSTPONED

Hello Breeders due to the heat wave we are going to have tomorrow. The temperatures are going to hit 92. We have decided to postpone the race until we have a little bit cooler weather. Will keep training the bird in the mornings while it's cool.Thank you, Rex

Oct-13-2023
200M RACE

Hello Breeders, The predicted weather forecast is strong North winds. We have decided to shoot for Monday to race the 200M. They should have an easy day. We will continue to monitor for Sunday. We still have a lot of racing ahead of us with the 250, 325 and the optional 416. Good luck to everyone.

Oct-11-2023
KNOCK OUT CLARIFICATION

Hello Breeders, I made a mistake on the first race with the knock out competition, My apologies. To avoid running out of birds still in the KO for the final race we have decided to start the competition with the 150M race that we just completed. The top 33% of birds will advance to the 200M race and this cycle will continue through the 325M final race. Each week the top 33% of the KO birds only will advance. Again sorry for the inconvenience This is our first year offering the competition, moving forward we would like to wish everyone good luck in the remainder of the series. The forecast for the 200M race looks to be a fast one. We Usually have a fast one during the series and this looks the race. We will not race on Saturday due to the Eclipse but the forecast has the wind out of the North most of the week, a lot can change between now and then. Happy flying! Semper Fi, Rex

Oct-05-2023
ACTIVATION RACE/ENTRIES NOW DUE

Hello Breeders, I would like to thank those that have already paid entry fees and would like to encourage those who have not to please go ahead and do so. At this time it may be a better option to pay electronically. You have several options, Paypal soonerchallenge@gmail.com, cash app, venmo search my name on these sites if you have problems contact me and ill help you through it or via the website there is no option for the pick bird nomination on the website. 

Congrats to the Breeders your birds had a fantastic Activation in a stout headwind winning speeds were 1287YPM We released 395 birds and Activated 384 Birds giving us a 97% return rate. Not as good as the past 5 yrs but close hats off to the breeders.

Weather permitting we will start road training again tomorrrow to keep the birds sharp physically and mentally. lots of questions on when the next race is. Well it really depends on you the breeders getting the payments in and mother nature. As of now i would like to have it Sunday, Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Happy Flying! Semper Fi, Rex

Oct-03-2023
ACTIVATION 300, AOC 100 AND PICK BIRD 25 NOW DUE

Hello Breeders, Here are some options to go along with the entry fees that are now due. AOC colored bird option is $100  top 3 positions paid on th 325M final 50% 30% 20% and due at this time as well. Pick bird is $25 and now due you can pick none, 1 or all of your birds this will be paid out on the 325M final race. This year it will pay top 3 positions. 50% 30% 20%.

Todays race was a tough 100M activation with 3-5 MPH headwind at release and 8-12MPH on arrival. We had a big drop and a 2nd big drop come right in before the 1st drop could trap. congrats to all those breeders on the first page. 1st sals loft choice of birds from Tony Jordans Dynasty family or Lamons Family Lofts full sibling to Little Sugar 1st at 2022 Hoosier Classic. 2nd bird will get second choice and 3rd Mike Hines, 4th A&K Loft, 5th Mansker Racing Loft, 6th Packerland Syndicate, will get to choose between $100 bundle of products from Primalac, Kastle products, Pigeon Mart Products and Ropa-B products. 7th Firehouse Loft, 8th APC Loft, 9th LFL Father N Son 10th Warren Loft will recieve Sooner Challenge T-shirts. 

Oct-02-2023
ACTIVATION RACE

Hello Breeders, Activation race is in the morning 0730 100M. If you have not sent in a sprint series entry it is not to late you can jump on the website and enter or you can send direct to paypal at soonerchallenge@gmail.com or get with me before 0730 to send cash app or venmo. Checks in the mail postmarked tomorrow or later will not be eligible for the sprint series but applied towards regular series activation. 

The birds will be released at 0730 into a slight headwind and will have about the same along the flight path home. We will be live on our facebook page. Sooner Challenge OLR. We anticipate beating the birds home and will have an arrival video as well. We plan on having Ken Easley joing us as a guest speaker at that time. Good luck to all. Happy Flying! Semper Fi, Rex

Sep-28-2023
SPRINT SERIES ACTIVATION POSTED AND NOW DUE

Hello Breeders, We had a picture perfect day for our sprint series 71M Activation race nice mid 60's temps and slight 5MPH SE wind. The birds responded perfectly and have 98% home as of 1140AM. Hats off to the breeders great job in the breeding loft this year. 

please send payments promptly so we can continue with the series. We do not want to let these guys go stale on us now as they are doing so good. You have 3 options to pay. 1 through the website. 2. Through PayPal @ soonerchallenge@gmail.com 3. Cash App. $RexUrbany . We will have the 100M Regular series Activation in approximately 1 week. This will be the first race of the sprint series.  Thank You and Good Luck, Rex

Generosity is contagious. For the 100M Activation,  Tony Jordan started us off with a donated bird off of two proven breeders. Wes Lamons of Lamons Family Loft has donated a full sibling to Little Sugar First place 2022 Hoosier Classic. Bruce Daehn followed suit by donating 3 proven racers and breeders 19 NWFI 161 35th pl. 2nd drop Texas Shootout  all Ganus blood.  for the 1st bird in trap at the 250M race. 2nd bird is 19 NWFI 140 10th overall and 2nd Avg. speed Breeders Fall Classic. 3rd bird for the winner of the 416M "AMERICAS TOP BIRD" RACE 18 NWFI 00271st Avg. speed and 1st in trap at 350M 

Sep-26-2023
STUTZ 50 COMPLETE

HELLO BREEDERS, WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE BIRDS OUT TODAY FOR THE STUTZ 50 FOR 1000.00 CONGRATS TO RAY GARDE FOR BEING FIRST BIRD IN THE TRAP. CONGRATS TO WES LAMONS FOR BEING THE 58TH IN THE TRAP WINNING 200.00. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH JUST A SLITE BREEZE OUT OF THE NORTH. WE ARRIVED AT THE LOFT AND THE FIRST DROP WAS ON US. WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH IT ON FACEBOOK LIVE.

Sep-25-2023
HEAVY FOG AT 58 STUTZ 50

Heavy fog at the Stutz 58 we waited until 9am then drove south to the 48 mile training spot. We will shoot for the STUTZ 50 for 1000 tomorrow at the 58 m station. If the weather cooperates this will be the official STUTZ 50 for 1000 and the 58th bird in the trap will win 200. Please follow on Facebook page Sooner Challenge OLR. Ty Rex

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