Levi De Keyrel is the: 2021 Outlaw Racing Series 1000 AM STK and 1000 AM LTD Champion.

Round 10/11                                        11/ 5-8/ 2021

Friday morning we left the house at 5:00 am to be able to get to Texplex 

for Morning practice. My dad drove and I got in and went straight back to 

bed. I woke up when we pulled in to get some Chick-fil a for breakfast right 

before we pulled into the track. 

When we pulled in we were not prepared for what we saw. No one could 

get into the paddock because of all the mud. The Lindamood Demolition 

crew was hard at work with a big payloader and a vibrating roller. They 

worked non stop all day to make sure everyone could get to their pit spots. 

We got in about 11:00 and set up the pit and got ready for practice. We 

waited till the 5:00 practice and decided it was still to wet and decide to wait 

till morning. 

We rolled into the track at 6:30 am on Saturday to make sure I was able to 

get the full ½ hour session in starting at 7:45. We had made some changes 

to my Honda Talon 1000R and they were feeling really good. After practice 

we had the drivers meeting at 8:30 and then straight into racing. I was race 

2 and 6 for the day. First up was the 1000 AM LTD Class. 

I lined up about in the center on the start to give me the option of outside 

or inside in the first turn split lane. The outside was a little faster but I 

wanted the option incase of a poor jump on my part. I went into the first turn 

in 5th and the first 4 went outside. So I dove into the inside line to try to 

make it happen. I came out in third and started to push. Jaden was in first 

and starting to pull away. Kaden Isabella and I were pushing hard to real 

him back in. When we started to get closer he spun a little and we got right 

up on him. We were all running together and Kaden rear hub broke and his 

wheel went flying off. I avoided hitting him and was up into 2nd. Jaden 

made a mistake and hooked a wheel and rolled his car putting me into the 

lead.  I continued to push to see how fast of lap time I could run. I am 

always comparing to see how I stack up against the Experts. It was great to 

get the win in my first race of the day and it was also the first time my 

Brother Kaleb and My Mom have seen me race. 

Next up for me was race 6 the 1000 AM STK class. I already had the 

championship locked up in this class. So I decided to give the other 

competitors a chance at the win. I sat at the line until the Expert Womens 

class was almost coming around. ( They were the first drop and we were 

the third ) I worked on my start and then pushed to see how fast of lap I 

could run. I ran hard for two laps and then back off to make sure I did not 

get in the mix of anything. 

There was a short intermission and I was back up for the 1000 AM LTD 

class. I was going to need to be driving great as there are a lot of fast guys 

in this class. I decided to not do launch control on the start and just foot it. I 

got a great jump and was into 2nd. Jaden was leading and Kaden was right 

behind me. We ran hard all race and that is just how we finished. 2nd was 

enough to give me the overall and stretch my small one point lead in the 

championship to 6. 

In the 1000 AM STK class I again just focused on lap times and stayed out 

of the race. 

We cleaned everything up and my brother headed home and we went to 

the hotel. 

Sunday morning the hotel clock was off by an hour as it did not change for 

the time change.  For about a minute we thought we were running late then 

my dad looked at his phone. 

There was a sight lap to see the track changes and races started at 7:30. 

Sunday I was race 3 and 6. First up for me was the 1000 AM LTD class. 

Jaden got the holeshot, Kaden was in second, Briar was in third and I was 

in 4th. We were all running neck and neck. I was trying to put the pass on 

Briar and Jaden’s wheel went flying off. It was not a good weekend for the 

RS1 drivers in my class. We all had to check up and Briar got a good jump 

on me. I realed him back in and was not able to make the pass and finished  


In the 1000 AM STK I again worked on lap times and did not get in the mix 

of things. 

I needed one more good race to wrap up the championship in the 1000 AM 

LTD class. It was go time. I remembered Erik Fontenot from PPEI saying 

that launch control works awesome on the black top. When I got up to the 

starting line I picked a spot that was total blue groove. I got a great jump 

and was in second placing going into the first turn.  Kaden and Briar went 

outside and I got shuffled back to 3rd. Kaden was gone and Briar and I 

had nothing for him. Briar and I battled all race It came down to the final 

corner and he just beat me out. I finished third in the race but it was enough 

to get the championship. 

I still had race 6 the 1000 AM STK class to go. This time my dad had me 

wait till they were coming over the hill before he let me go and I had to drive 

in Manual mode all race and try to stay ahead of them. I had drove a little in 

full manual mode but not a lot. It was so much fun.

We loaded everything up and it was time to head to the banquet. 

Brian Adkison the owner of Outlaw Racing Series had a great Nacho bar 

for everyone and it was time for the awards. 

1000 AM STK 

  1000 AM LTD 

None of this would have been possible first of without Brian Adkison 

taking over the series and keeping it going. He really has done an amazing 

job this year giving us a great series to race. 

My personal sponsors who got behind a kid that had never driven a SXS 



Progressive Power Sports: Bobby, Mike, David, David and Quin

Jsport SXS: Adam and Jeff

PPEI: Kory, Erik, Jacob and the rest of the guys

SSI Decals: Ian

Double E Racing: George 

Maxxis Tires: Dean, Rick, Dave, Mike

Method Race Wheels: Steven


Bell Racing: Tim

Axcel Sports: John

HMF: Brian

PCI Radios: Brandon

Sparco: Chris

Motive Engineering: Zane

ABF: Aaron

Thank You. Looking Forward to the 2022 season

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Texplex Round ( 10-23-2021 )

The weekend started off with the 3 hour drive to Texplex Park on Friday for 

practice. We were able to get 3 good rounds in and I had a blast. We 

washed my Progressive Powersports Honda Talon 1000 R all up and put 

on a fresh set of Maxxis SC-1 tires for race day. It is awesome have Dave 

at the track to help and for rider support for Maxxis Tires. Great to have 

Maxxis and Double E Racing supporting the series and being at the events. 

Saturday Morning started off with a fully prepped and full water track for 

practice. Brian and his crew had done an amazing job of getting the track 

ready. Thank You to Brian, Blake and the Lindamood crew for all their hard 

work on the track prep. 

After practice it was time for the riders meeting with Brian and Tex. If you 

have not heard one of Tex ( Octane Media ) Riders Meetings please look it 

up on social media. He kills it all day long and with his riders meetings. 

Brian brought up for everyone to be wearing their fire suits and gloves all 

time when on track. Including practice. Thank You to Axcel Sports and Bell 

Helmets for keeping me protected this entire season. Grateful for them. 

My first race up was Race 2 The 1000 LTD 12+ class. They had me lined 

up in position 1 all the way left. I got a great jump and was forced to take 

the outside option in turn one. It worked out and I came out in 4th. I made a 

quick pass into 3rd and started to push. 1st and 2nd we already starting to 

pull away and I drove as hard as I could but had nothing for them. They 

had more pace than me. I finished the race in 3rd. 

My next race was race 6 1000 STK 12+. Again I was lined up all the way to 

the left in slot 1. We were the third drop as the Women’s Experts and 

Women’s Amateurs dropped before us. They held us for a really long time. 

The Experts were almost coming around before we dropped. I got the 

holeshot and was out front. I pushed as hard as I could trying to drop my 

lap time and improve for my next LTD race. I had clear track most of the 

race as I only caught a couple of the girls in the amateur class. I  was a fun 

race and I was able to really work on hitting my marks and try to improve 

my lap times. I was able to find 2 seconds on the track in that race. 

After that race we would have a couple more races and then a lunch break 

before I would be up again. So I decided to take advantage of the Electric 

SXS David from Progressive had dropped off as a pit vehicle. We eat some 

MR. JIM’s Pizza and we’re ready to get back to racing. 

The start of the second LTD was a mess. One drive jumped the start. Then 

the flagger threw the flag. I got a terrible start as some went on the flag 

some went when the driver jumped etc. I was in about 6th and just started 

passing. I knew I needed to get to the front quickly if I was going to win. I 

was up to 3rd by the end of the first lap. Worked my way into second and 

was pushing the chance down first.  I came into a corn and got hit hard in 

the back and pushed wide. This put me back into third. That is where I 

finished for the race and for the overall in the 1000 LTD 12+ class for the 


( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

The last race of the day for me was the 1000 STK 12+ class. We were 

again the third drop but the starter did not hold us as long. I got a great 

jump and was in full attack mode to try and catch the women’s class 

competitors in front of me. I was able to keep second behind me and pass 

all the amateur womens class before the checkers flag. It was such a fun 

day and a great track. Can’t wait to do it all over again in two weeks. I 

ended up going 3-3 in the LTD class and 1-1 in the STK class.

Thank You to my Sponsors for making it possible: GOD, Progressive 

Powersports, Jsportsxs, PPEI, FOX, Double E Racing, Maxxis Tires, 

Method Wheels, Bell Racing, Tagger Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI 

Decals, HMF, PCI Radio’s, Sparco, Motive Engineering           

Check out www.DeKeyrelRacing.com 

Instagram: De_Keyrel_Racing , LeviTripp53

Championship Points with one double header round to go:

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Overcoming one heck of a rough week in Italy:

Kaleb De Keyrel gets the invite of a dream by Aprilia to come to Italy and do a wild card ride at the last round of the Trofeo Cup at Vallelunga Circuit in Campagnano di Roma, Italy. Everything is booked and they are ready to go. 

Monday: Kaleb and Marissa get dropped off at the Houston Airport. Their flight is from Houston to Rome, Italy with a layover in Frankfurt, Germany.

Eric Vallarta (owner of Velocity Calibrations, and Kaleb’s 2021 suspension guy) was flying from Missouri to Chicago, then to Rome, Italy. This is where the story starts to take a turn for the worst. Eric’s PCR test did not come back in time for him to board the plane so Eric was forced to take a flight the next day after his results came in. 

Tuesday: Kaleb and Marissa landed on time and decided to go see tour Rome, eat lunch, then go check into the hotel. Eric boarded his plane in Missouri.

Wednesday: In the morning they went to the airport and picked Eric up and were set to head to the track. They had a few hours before they had to be to the track so Eric wanted to see Rome quick. They parked the rental car and took off. When they got back to the rental car, the window was busted out and everything they owned was gone. Clothes, gear, passports, cash, computers, iPads, camera and camera equipment, etc. Everything but what they were wearing. (The thieves did leave Kaleb’s backpack and one helmet bag) 

Instead of heading to the track for track walk, they headed to the police station. The first station they went to, no one spoke English and they were busy booking an inmate. They were told to go to another station. They filed a report and were told it happens all the time and there’s nothing they can do. They then headed to the track to finish the day. 

Thursday: Erik and Marissa dropped Kaleb off at the track for practice. They headed to the US Embassy to try to get temporary passports to be able to get back home. Kaleb was able to get two sessions in and had never even walked the track. 

Friday: Erik and Marissa were able to get their passports but not Kaleb’s. So they headed back to the US Embassy to get Kaleb a temp passport, forcing him to miss a practice session on track. Kaleb did the final practice of the day and they headed back to the hotel. At this point you are most likely wondering where Kaleb was able to get gear and how he was even riding? Kaleb was wearing Tomasso Marcon’s back up gear and the helmet that the thieves did not steal. 

Saturday: Qualifying day. Q1 was their first session on track and Aprilia had put the USA Livery on Kaleb’s bike for pictures to do the announcement Sunday. He was already trying to get the feel for the tires and now he really did not want to push and crash. He rode conservative and was in 11th after qualifying 1. Aprilia removed the USA Livery for Q2 and Kaleb was set to push. He gave it everything he had and was in 7th for the session but 9th with the overall. 

Sunday: The race was at 12:15 but they were running a little behind, as in the race before a rider had dumped oil all over a section of the track. The safety crew did a quick clean up on the oil and they were ready to race. Kaleb lined up 9th and knew he needed to get a great jump on the start. The light lit up and then went out again and Kaleb launched. He rocketed up into third place and passed a rider going into second in the first turn. By the second corner he was in the lead. They were coming into the corner where the oil was laid down and Kaleb had to drive it in deep to keep the lead. He hit the oil and almost went down. This put him into 4th. He pushed straight back up into second and in the next left hand turn his rear tire let go on him, throwing him into a highside. His race was over. His rear tire had oil on it and caused it to lose traction. He was so disappointed that he could not do more with this opportunity that Aprilia gave him. They thanked everyone from Aprilia, BK Corse, and the CIV and headed to a hotel by the Airport for a flight on Monday. That night Marissa got a text that her SIM was changing phones and then lost all internet connection. After trying to reach ATT, there was nothing being done about it until she got home to the US.

Monday: They get to the airport for their first flight home. This flight took off late, due to weather at Frankfurt, making the arrival for their connection very close to the departure  time from Frankfurt to Houston. They got to the gate and the attendant asked if they were flying to Moscow. They said no, Houston. She said that is back through customs and on the other end of the airport. “What are your names? You better hurry and I will call the gate and let them know you are coming.” said the gate attendant. After rushing to the front of all the lines for passport check, they get to the gate and they closed the doors behind them. With Marissa’s phone no longer working. Kaleb pays for the in flight wifi to text home and line up a ride from the airport. It lasted about a ½ hour and then it quit working. They landed on time at the Houston airport. They are going through customs and they pull Kaleb off to the side because of his temporary passport. He is questioned and then let go. They get in the car to find out the thieves are hacking into bank accounts, financial investments, etc and Marissa still does not have a phone that works. They leave the airport and head straight to AT&T to try to get Marissa’s phone working. The thieves have changed her passwords and have her SIM card still working even after she had locked the account. The first AT&T store says your account is locked and I can not access it. You need to go to a corporate AT&T store. They drive to a corporate AT&T store and they try but say we cannot do anything because you have the fraud lock on your account. Marissa asked the gentleman, “Then how are the thieves still using the SIM they accessed and stole.” The gentleman at the store had her call the fraud department back. They explained the situation and had to remove the fraud alert from the account to get her phone on another SIM. They got her phone working and the gentleman at the store told her to call and put the fraud alert back right away and put the block back on the account so they could watch for suspicious activity. Marissa called on the way home and had it put back on. They no longer pulled into the driveway and she was getting text messages that they were trying to activate a different SIM on her account. This is going to be the amazing trip of a lifetime that will never end……… But not in a good way. 

All things considered. These two did an amazing job at this race. Job well done. 

(Note: They were to leave for Daytona on Wednesday for that race but with all the events that have happened and things need to be taken care of. Kaleb will not be racing The Race Of Champions at Daytona this fall.) 

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Texplex Round 8 ( 9-25-2020 )

I had already been missing a lot of school so my dad decided we would not 

do Friday Practice so I would not miss another day. This meant we had to 

leave the house at 3:15 am in order to make to Texplex in time for Saturday

morning practice. My dad had the tough part as he had to drive. I just go in 

and went back to sleep. 

When we arrived at Texplex it was still dark. We got unloaded and ready for


( Photo Credit Harlen Foley

After practice we had the riders meeting. It is always cool how Tex Honors 

Our Military, Firefighter, EMT’s, Law Enforcement, etc. and then does the 

National Anthem and Pledge The Legends. At Round 8 they had something 

Special planned……. They honored to Military Veterans that race with the 

Outlaw Racing Series with full paid entry for their races in the 2022 season. 

It was very cool.                Kyle Bedoow and Justin Moore

( Photo Bomb by Hunter Miller ) 

First up for me was the 1000 12+ Limited class. I had to start all the way on 

the outside. I got a good jump in my 2021 Honda Talon but it was not 

enough. I was pushed to the outside and had to take the long way around. I

was in 8th place. I knew I was going to have to push and make quick 

passes. I got up into 4th and 1-3 were already way out. I was not able to 

reel them in.

My second race of the day was the 1000 12+ Stock Class. In this race we 

are the third drop. Womens Expert first drop, Womens Amatuer second 

drop, then us. I got a great jump and took the holeshot. I pushed as hard to 

catch the womens amatuer competitors. I ended up catching them while 

still in a group. It made it tough to get by them. I got lucky and was able to 

make it happen quick. It was great to get a WIN. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley

For my second race in the Limited class I need to get a way better start. I 

was lined up right in the middle of the starting line. I set my launch control 

and the starter through the flag. I dropped the paddle shifters and launched 

forward. I got boxed in within the first three feet. My start was one 

competitor better in this race. I was sitting in 7th. This was not what I 

needed as Kaden, Jaden and Lane were driving really well. I was able to 

get up to the point where I might be able to start to battle with them and the 

race was already over. I ended up with 4th overall in the 1000 12+ Limited 


( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

The second race of the 1000 12+ Stock class I was sleeping at the start. 

My dad’s words…. I went into the first turn in third place and started to 

charge to the front. After I was leading my class I was already into the 

Amatuer Womens class. I pushed my way through them without trying to 

mess up any of their race. 

It was a fun day of racing at Texplex for the Outlaw Racing Series. Time to 

load up and get home. Have to unload as soon as we get home and load 

up for the last round of the District 20 Motocross Series at Rio Bravo. 

Thank You to my Sponsors for making it possible: GOD, Progressive 

Powersports, Jsportsxs, PPEI, FOX, Double E Racing, Maxxis Tires, 

Method Wheels, Bell Racing, Tagger Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI 

Decals, HMF, PCI Radio’s, Sparco, Motive Engineering           

Check out www.DeKeyrelRacing.com 

Photo Credit ( Harlen Foley ) 

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TexPlex Round 7. ( 8-28-2021 )

Texplex Round 7 really started off the day after round 6. 

We got the car all washed up still on the trailer as we had no way to even 

get it off. Then we headed to TurnKey Industries to see the Owner Joe 

Nepoleon. Joe was kind enough to help us make sure the frame was 

straight and help us get things back into shape. Adam at JSportsxs 

got to making suspension parts first thing Monday morning so they could

get them out to us. Tuesday morning David and David at Progressive 

PowerSports put the order into Honda so we could get those parts coming 

also. I called and talked to Aaron at ABF fabrication about the cage and 

getting a new one. Everything came together and the last piece of the 

puzzle was brake lines from George at Double E Racing.  Then getting 

it on the Motive Engineering plates to make sure everything was back 

straight and true. 

We made it. It was race day for Round 7 of the Texas Outlaw Series. 

Round 7 was the Max Brill Memorial race and Maxxed Performance was 

sponsoring the Vet class for the day. ( Max loved racing and I am sure he 

Was looking down enjoying every minute of it ) 

First up for me was the 12+ 1000 Limited class. I was in third off the start 

and started to push to get to the front. By the fourth lap I was in the lead 

with lots of pressure from behind. I stayed focused and was able to hold 

them off for the win. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley )

Next up was the 12+ 1000 STK class. I went into turn one in second place. 

I was pushing really hard and Jace was staying in front of me. I was 

studying his line and where he was strong. We were the third drop for this 

race so as we were racing we were also passing through the womens 

amature racers.  I was coming up on one of them right as we were going to 

hit Mount Medilotian. The largest Jump on the track. My dad said the track 

is 30 feet wide don’t lift. 

( So cool Harlen was able to get this photo ) 

Then on lap three I saw my break. I made an outside pass to put myself 

into first. Jace stayed right with me the rest of the race pushing me the 

entire way. It was so much fun. 

Next race for me was back to the 12+ 1000 Limited class. I new this race 

was going to be tough. There are a lot of good young drivers in it. I am also 

running my same STK class Honda Talon in this race so I am down a little 

on HP and stability. But no complaining. I am going to push myself for the 

win again. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

I was in about third in the first turn and I made a mistake on the exist 

causing me to fall back into fifth. I was able to get into 2nd by the end of the 

second lap. Kaden was in the lead and pulling away. I pushed as hard as I 

could setting my fastest lap of the weekend in this race. Kaden was driving 

awesome running really fast laps and I was not able to real him in. I ended 

up with a 1-2 score and Kaden with a 2-1. So the overall would go to 

Kaden. I drove as hard as I could so I was happy with the second overall 

in the 12+ 1000 Limited class. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

Next up was the second to last race of the day. The 12+ 1000 STK class. I 

pulled the holeshot and never looked back. I stayed focused on picking the 

womens amatuer racers off one at a time. At one point I caught three of 

them in a battle themselves so it was a way outside pass to get by and not

mess up their battle either. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley

I had an absolute blast at Round 7 of the Texas Outlaw Series. The Max 

Brill Memorial Race. None of this would have been possible without my 

Sponsors and everyone who helped out: GOD, Progressive Powersports, 

Jsportsxs, PPEI, FOX, Double E Racing, Maxxis Tires, Method Wheels, 

​Bell Racing, Tagger Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI Decals, HMF, PCI 

Radio’s, Sparco, Motive Engineering, Turnkey Industries          

Check out www.DeKeyrelRacing.com 

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Texplex Round 6: ( 7-17-2021 )

The weekend started with setting up on Friday and getting ready for 

practice. We had a great day of practice and I was running some really 

good times. 

  Photo Credit Harlen Foley

We made a quick video to talk safety gear and promote Axcel Sports and 

their suits and gloves. After that everything was prepped and prepared for

Saturday’s races. Then we loaded everything into the orange conex box for 

the night. It is awesome that Progressive Power Sports has three of these 

their team members can use. We only have an open trailer so we are 

thankful to be able to lock everything up at night. 

Saturday Morning Started with practice at 7:00 am and then straight into 

Pro Qualifying. After Qualifying was complete. Tex and Brian had the riders

Meeting. Brian announced the new name of the series as the Texas Outlaw 


My first race up was the 1000 LTD 12 + Class. The Texas Outlaw Series 

had decided to use the long start for this race weekend. That is why this 

pictures looks different than others in the past. I got a great jump and was 

in second place going into the first turn. 

(Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

I was able to make the pass into the lead before the end of the first lap. 

They kept me honest the entire race. This class has great competition in it. 

The limited rules allow Sway Bars, Exhaust, Tunes, Quickeners etc. Just

no internal engine work. This opens it up for a lot more drives. I was able

to take the win in my stock class car so I was feeling really good about 

the day. 

Up next for me was the 1000 STK 12+ race. I was ready and focused on 

trying to get the win………….. I only made it about another 300 feet past 

this picture. Another driver hit me in my left rear tire and started to turn me.

I was completely sideways with him pushing on my side when we went 

down into a roller. This caused my right side tires to hook and we both 

started tumbling. I think I flipped about 5 or 6 times and ended up way off 

the track by the water on my side. I was waiting for them to come flip me 

back over so I could go. Quinn from Progressive was one of the first guys   

there. He asked me if I was ok. I told him to flip me over. He said you car is

done bud…. They had me get out of the car and flipped it back on what 

was left of the wheels. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley

All of the time that had been put in to make sure the car was safe paid off. 

My dad had specced a Great American Short Course Legal cage for ABF 

to build which had higher standards than an average aftermarket cage. 

Using 120 wall tubing instead of 80 thousands. There were also specific 

places where tubes had to go. It was a good thing as the cage still came 

in contact with my Bell Helmet and broke it in the crash. 

As you can see this ended my day and maybe my season. We will see 

if we can get a frame and parts to start a build up again. Not sure how 

quickly we will be able to pull it off as for cost and parts availability. I really 

want to thank all my sponsors who have helped me get this far and helped 

me stay safe in this incident. Sparco seat and steering wheel. All still 

intact and did their job. HMF nerf bars. Kept it from crushing in the sides.

ABF cage. It kept me safe and did not completely crush in. Bell Helmets. 

The Helmet broke on top and I was completely fine. That’s amazing. 

Thank You to all of you that support me and believe in me. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley

GOD, Progressive Powersports, Jsportsxs, PPEI, FOX, 

Double E Racing, Maxxis Tires, Method Wheels, ​Bell Racing, Tagger 

Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI Decals, HMF, PCI Radio’s, Sparco, ABF, 

Motive Engineering          Check out www.DeKeyrelRacing.com 

Waiting to see what we can pull off. Thank You GOD for this opportunity.

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Levi De Keyrel WINS 2 classes at Round 5


The weekend started off with Friday practice from 11:00-1:00. Then it was 

time to get my Honda Talon all cleaned up and fitted with some Fresh 

Maxxis SC-1 tires and Method Race Wheels. 

Saturday Morning starts off with a few laps of practice then straight into the 

drivers meeting. Tex with Octane Media does a great job with announcing 

all day long and making sure at the drivers meeting we alway sing the  

national anthem, State The Pledge The Legions and Thanks all who have 

served. Brian with Butter Supply Co. announced that he has purchased the 

series and he has big things planned. 

First race up for me was the 1000 STK 12+ class. I got a great jump and 

Jace made an awesome move up the inside of me and took the lead. I 

knew I had to make a quick pass and get into the lead. I made my move 

and focused on fast clean laps. It was so much fun. 

Harlen Foley ( Photo Credit )

My second race of the day was a new class that was just added this 

weekend. It is the 1000 Limited 12+ class. This class allows you to add HP

with exhaust, intakes, programming etc. Sway Bars are legal and some 

other stuff. I was just running my 1000 STk class Talon. 

I got a terrible start and was sitting in second to last going into the second 

corner. The dust was flying and I was focused on making passes. When 

we came around to start the second lap I had worked my was up into 3rd 

place. I continued to push and make clean fast passes. I got into the lead 

and just kept focused on clean fast laps. I was able to hold on to take the 

WIN. It was time to try and cool off from the 100 degree Texas heat. 

Harlen Foley ( Photo Credit )

After the break, it was time for moto 2 of the 1000 STK class. I did not get a 

very good start and was sitting in 3rd. I made up my mind I was going to be 

leading by the time we came around for the start of the second lap. I was 

able to make two quick passes and take the lead. After that I just focused 

on clean fast laps and was able to get the WIN for first overall with a 1-1.

There was only one race and we were right back on the line for moto 2 of 

the 1000 Limited Class. I don’t know what it was with my starts but I again 

found myself near the back. I got hit so hard in the first turn it knocked my 

steering loose. I hit my PCI radio push to talk button to let my dad know. He 

said to just push through it as long as it stays together. I put on a charge for 

the front. 

It was so much fun battling and making passes. I worked into the lead and 

started to put in laps. With one lap to go my dad radioed me and let me 

know TJ was making a charge and that I better run a fast lap. I wanted the 

win as TJ was second in the first race so a 2-1 would have gave him the 

overall. We both ran our fastest lap of the race on the last lap and I was 

able to maintain my lead over him for the win. TJ put up a great fight. I think 

he was even late to the start. So a great drive by him. 

Had so much fun at Round 5 of the Texplex Racing Series by Butter 

Supply. Can’t wait for round 6. None of this would be possible without these 

Great sponsors. GOD, Progressive Powersports, Jsportsxs, PPEI, FOX, 

Double E Racing, Maxxis Tires, Method Wheels, ​Bell Racing, Tagger 

Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI Decals, HMF, PCI Radio’s, Sparco, ABF, 

Motive Engineering 

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Kaleb De Keyrel WINS at Road America



The Aprilia RS 660 continues to win and amaze in the hard-fought Twins category of the US MotoAmerica championship:

already the protagonist at the beginning of May of a sensational debut in the inaugural race in Atlanta, with three Italian bikes

in the first three positions, this weekend the brand new mid-range sports bike from Noale scored another success on the demanding

Road America circuit at Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin.

A confirmation of the dynamic and engine qualities of the RS 660, homologated just before the start of the championship and now

already among the favorites for the final victory of the prestigious US series for twin-cylinder bikes.

Kaleb De Keyrel, riding his RS 660 prepared by the Robem Engineering team, was the author of a weekend of dominance,

he first obtained the pole position with a margin of over 8 tenths of a second place, then in the race he kept an unapproachable

pace for his opponents, crossing the finish line with almost 8″ of gap on Jackson Blackmon (Yamaha).

Thanks to this success, his second of the season, De Keyrel has also taken the lead in the overall standings with 76 points,

10 more than his closest rival, Chris Parrish (Suzuki).

“I felt comfortable right from the start with my Aprilia. It felt great being able to go out and put down quick laps right away, t

hat helped me feel comfortable to push the bike more at the start of Qualifying 2 on Saturday, and we were able to go quite

a bit faster than everyone else. Drafting is a huge factor here at Road America with its long straightaways. I knew I was going

to have to put my head down from the start and try to break the draft. I was able to do that pretty quickly and was able to focus

on just being smooth and smart with the lead I had. The Aprilia RS 660 handled like a dream: it was easily the most comfortable

I’ve felt on the bike.”

Aprilia RS 660, launched last October, is revolutionizing the concept of sportiness, it is so light and effective between the curves that,

although designed to be used daily on the road, it is capable of transforming itself with a few changes into an extremely fast and fun bike

between the curbs. The dynamic qualities, the rigour of the frame, the reduced weight and the exciting performance of the new

100 HP twin-cylinder engine enhance the driving pleasure of a motorcycle that, after being one of the most eagerly awaited novelties,

has proved to be fun and enjoyable, able to give emotions in every situation of use.

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Texplex Round 4: 5-8-2021

The weekend started off with Friday practice sessions running from 10-1pm

We were able to get 4 – 10 lap practices in. The goal for the day was to get 

up to speed quicky and then try to improve on it. We were able to 

accomplish this and got everything cleaned up for the races on Saturday 

morning. It was nice to get to the hotel early and be able to relax a little. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley )

Saturday started out with 1000cc practice from 7:30-8:00am. I went out and 

Ran 5 laps just to make sure I could push myself back up to pace quickly. I 

headed off to the 8:30 Drivers meeting and the crew started to get my 

Honda Talon 1000R washed and prepped for the race. 

(Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

Race 1: 

I was staged to the inside to try to get the hole shot. I moved up to the line 

with my class as we were the third wave to go. The starter had me inch up

closer to the line and we were ready to go. They through the flag and I 

dropped the paddle shifters and it hesitated to go. I rounded the first corner

in third place and knew I was going to need to make a quick pass. As we 

came up to Mount Midlothian I new I had to not check up and launch it to 

get by. I sayed in the gas and made the pass into second place. 

By this time Jaden had gapped me a little bit. I put on the charge to try to 

real him in. I could see I was catching him and made the pass on the third 

lap going into the first turn. After the pass I pushed as hard as I could to get 

away and focused forward on the class that had dropped in front of us. I 

worked on catching them and passing quickly to not lose time on the 


After the race we talked about what was happening on the start and came 

up with a plan to see what was affecting the launch.

Race 2: 

I lined up to the inside again and was determined to get the hole shot. The 

Expert Women dropped first, Then Amatuer Women. It was our turn to 

move up to the line.  This time I made sure I was all the way up as to not 

have to inch up. I set my Launch control and the flag was thrown. I got an

awesome launch and pulled the hole shot. 

Photo Credit Harlen Foley 

I focused on running the smoothest, fastest laps I could. The track was 

getting rutted and rough. So smooth and consistent was going to be the 

key. I kept looking ahead to catch the next person in front of me on track. 

Then focused on a quick pass without changing my momentum. I really like 

how Texplex is dropping the other classes in front of us now. We always 

have someone around us to battle with. 

It was a super fun weekend. The track was awesome and really rutted up 

for race 2. The class is growing and so are the entries at Texplex with 200 

plus racers for the day. Happy to get the win and Thankful for everyone 

Who supports my efforts. Without you it would not be possible. Also 

Thankfull for the sponsors of Texplex. Making this possible for them to be 

able to keep having such fun events. If you are a sponsor for Texplex 

Thank You.

( Tex doing an Interview after with Levi Photo Credit Harlen Foley

Thank You to all my sponsors for making this possible. GOD, Progressive 

Powersports, PPEI, Jsportsxs, FOX, Maxxis Tires, Method Wheels, ​

Bell Racing, Tagger Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI Decals, HMF, PCI 

Radio’s, Sparco, ABF  

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TexPlex Round 3 is in the books: (4-18-2021)

Mountains of MUD: Before we even get started….. Awesome Job by the 

Texplex Staff for even pulling this race off. It had poured for two days 

straight leading up to the race. The racers that were already there sunk in 

the mud and the ones that were not there yet. Could not even get into the 

parking area. The texplex crew bladed mud off, pulled people out for hours. 

This was all before anyone even hit the track. 

They had even put time into streamlining 

sign up. They had pre filled out forms ready to sign and keep the line 

moving quickly. So appreciated. 

The race definitely had a different feel to it as people were spread out all 

over. We had the unknown of how the track would be but the racing action

did not disappoint. 

(Photo Credit Harlen Foley )

Levi chose not to practice and get his Ride Progressive, Jsportsxs Honda 

Talon 1000R all weighed down with mud. So Moto1 was the first time he 

was seeing the track. He did not get the best of starts but pushed as hard 

as he could to make up ground. It was his first time racing on the Maxxis 

Ceros tires and as you can see the traction of these tires was AMAZING in 

the mud. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

He worked his way through not only his class but also some of the 

Amuatuer Girls competitors that dropped in front of them and ended up 

finishing second. 

Everything was cleaned prepped and ready for moto2. Levi made the 

decision to go back to the Maxxis SC-1 tire for this moto as the track was 

tacking up. 

Levi got a great jump and Jaden Lindamood just edge him out going into 

the first turn. Levi pushed hard to make the pass and move himself into 


The battle was on. Ryder Vanbeekum was able to work his way into first 

and left Levi and Jaden to battle it out for second. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

It was going to come down to the last lap. Levi was running in second and 

Jaden made an aggressive move to push Levi out of the way and into 

second. Levi was not done yet and was determined to get him back. They 

were door to door all the way through the last lap. Coming into the second 

to last corner. Levi had an amazing drive coming in. He was pushing so 

hard he was airborne mid straightway off a big bump. 

( Photo Credit Harlen Foley)

Levi stayed on the gas deep into the corner on the inside to take second 

place back with one corner to go. 

Congratulations to all the drivers. They did an awesome job. Texplex 

had Bootsy doing interviews with the drivers all day. So that was a nice 

touch for the weekend as well. Always good to give these young drivers 

experience at all aspects of the sport. Including interviews. 

Thank You to all my sponsors for making this possible. You guys are 

awesome for getting behind a kid who has never raced a SXS before. 

GOD, Progressive Powersports, PPEI, Jsportsxs, FOX Suspension, 

Maxxis Tires, Method Wheels, ​Kartek Off Road, Bell Racing,

Tagger Designs,  Axcel Sport, SSI Decals, HMF, PCI Radio’s, Sparco 


Can’t wait for round 4 of the Texplex Racing Series

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