I’m Kaleb De Keyrel as some of you may or may not know, I had to take this year off from Road Racing due to funding. I wanted to make sure I kept on a motorcycle and kept racing. As some of you may know motocross is very physically demanding and will keep me in shape while off the Road Race bike. I decided to go back to motocross after taking the last 8 years off because one its cheaper and also my riding has always lacked aggression. I feel that the brutal battles that motocross provides with help me overall become a better rider. Now PLEASE don’t think I don’t wanna Road race anymore. I absolutely love it and If I had the funding/resources to be there I would! It is killing me watching the races on TV and not being there. But I believe GOD has a plan he opens doors for a reason and when they open you have to take FULL advantage.
I had done a couple races and everyone started talking about Loretta Lynn’s Qualifiers. Lorretta Lynn’s Is the largest amatuer motocross national in the USA. There will be competitors from all around the world trying to compete. To get invited to this race you need to go through two stages of qualifying. The first stage is an area qualifier. From there the top 8 at each area move on to the regional. The reginal is where it gets really tough. Only 6 racers move on from each area. Leaving the fastest 40 riders in each class to compete at Loretta Lynn’s. I have made it in the fastest 40 in the All Star class and now I need your help to continue to chase my dreams! Any size donation is greatly appreciated and a little bit goes a long way!
Here is why I am asking for your help:
I have been racing a stock motorcycle in all these races. Most are modified class’s as the All Star class is.
I will also have the expense of travel. Taking more time off from work etc.
I really did not expect this or plan for it. I was just trying to keep myself on a motorcycle pushing to become a better athlete But I also want to take advantage of every door that GOD opens for me and this is why I am asking for your support. Thank You
Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated here is the link to donate:
Have a wonderful day and GOD Bless!!
Kaleb De Keyrel #51
De Keyrel Racing was in Grantsburg Wisconsin last weekend with Kaleb for a district 23 motocross race and Mason was at Pro Kart indoors in Burnsville MN for a pit bike endurance race.
Kaleb De Keyrel raced in the 250B, Open B and 16-24 B classes of the district 23 races at Grantsburg Wisconsin. The Grantsburg track in known for its deep sand and for being very rough.
Kaleb had a great day. Winning all six motos and leaving the day with 3 overalls.
Pictured Tanner Schlegel, Ray Schlegel and Kaleb De Keyrel
Thank you to the Schlegel family for taking me with this weekend and to all my sponsors for the support. Sponsors: GOD, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Czaia Law, Mind-FX, CA Gear
Mason De Keyrel and Nate Minster were in a two man one bike pit bike endurance race. The race was held at Pro Kart indoors go kart track in Burnsville MN.
The race was open to 50cc and up bikes. Mason and Nate were on a CRF 50 with an 88cc kit. There were bikes up to 184cc stroker kits.
Mason and Nate lead the race start to finish.
After an hour straight of racing. Mason took the checkered flag. It was a fun day of racing for everyone.
Thank You to Tom Minster for providing the Honda CRF50 for the team to race. Thank You to Cats Eye Photography for the great photos and to Pro Kart indoors for having the event. Thank you to my sponsors for the support: Sponsors: GOD, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Czaia Law, Mind-FX
I have been invited by my small group leader ( at Eagle Brook Church ) Scott Brophy on a missions trip to Haiti. I have decided with not racing this coming season this would be a great opportunity. I want to learn more about the challenges of living in 3rd world country and try help out the communities in haiti. The Mission trip will leave MN on June 27th and return on July 4th. I think this year’s 4th of July celebration might have more meaning than ever before. The group I will be going with is Healing Haiti. I have attached a link for more information about Healing Haiti. There website is www.Healinghaiti.org
I am trying to raise the money to pay my way. If you can help support in any way it would be greatly appreciated. You can make donations out to me directly.
Thank You for taking the time to read this and for your support.
Mason De Keyrel
5063 124th st ct n
White Bear Lake MN 55110
De Keyrel Racing focuses on personal performance with Bio Feed Back testing!
Bio Feed back testing is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature.
As an athlete this test will further allow you to see how well your body is truly performing. I have found out a great deal of information as to what foods my body doesn’t like. There for not to eat them before a race or at all. I also found out a couple things that I had no idea were affecting me that I can now change. I am still going through all the information learned. It is exciting. All of this will help me to further prepare for the 2016 season! I hope all of you have had a great off season and I can’t wait to get back to racing!
Kaleb De Keyrel #51
National Dizzy and Balance Center (NDBC) is a unique outpatient clinic system. They combine Physicians, Audiologists, and Physical Therapists all within the same facility to offer a true multidisciplinary approach to dizziness, balance disorders, and concussions. This multi-discplinary approach to patient care is what makes their clinics so unique for the treatment of balance disorders.
In the National Dizzy and Balance commercial they had me as a patient to show all the steps they do for concussions, balance disorders and dizziness. They started off with a shot where I was doing a step ladder and doing different exercises.
The next shot we did, was a machine that shows what foot you put more weight on when your standing and also shows your balance. First you start off with the wall in front of you moving, if you put pressure on your heels or toes, so you want to be as still as possible so the wall doesn’t move. Next on the same machine, but the floor moves and you want to stay as still as possible, but the floor under your feet moves, so it is hard. After that, they do it with the wall moving and the floor moving, so when you put pressure on you heels or toes the floor moves and so does the wall. They also did a test where they make you walk down a hall and look up and down and side to side. As you walk, they look to see if you stumble. After that, a doctor looks in your eyes with a light to make sure there is nothing wrong. The doctor also makes you follow his finger as he moves it up and down and side to side. Then he starts with his finger far away and comes close to your face, if you start seeing two of his finger you tell him.
Thank you to National Dizzy and Balance Center for including me in the commercial. It was a great experience and I now have a new found appreciation for what all goes into making a commercial.
Day1 of boot camp riding started off with a free ride. Giving everyone a chance to get a feel for the bikes and the track surface. After riding all three tracks, we went into superpole. Superpole is where they combine all three tracks into one big track and you get one lap to see how fast you can go in one lap. A couple of the other kids went,then it was my turn, and I made couple of mistakes in my run, but had a decent lap. I ended up getting 12th out of the 28 riders. After that, we went back into free riding all the tracks. After a while of free riding, we went into some racing. Each race had 4 riders in it and each rider had 3 heat races to try and make it into the main. if your score wasn’t good enough from the 3 heat races, you were put into an LCQ race. You had to win that race to get into the main.
Day 2 of boot camp started off with free riding. After that, we went into some racing. First race was on a TT type track, then we raced a small flat oval track. We did some more racing after that. After dinner, I rode late getting as much time as I could. I was getting used to the track and the body positioning for this type of riding.
Day 3 of the boot camp started with morning free ride, then we went into some drills. One of the drills was the 90 degree drill where there were zig zagged tires down a straight and you have to go first gear and back it in around each tire. After that, we did an endurance race with our teams. We also did a drill where one rider brings all the other riders to the other side of the two lines and once all the riders are on the other side you then try to get on one bike and go from one line to the other.
Super fun weekend!!!! Thank you to MotoAmerica and Colin Edwards for the awesome experience.
Thank you to Candace, Jimmy, and Jay Newton for a place to stay and a awesome week.
The weekend started out with riding two days at Daytona for the Team Hammer track day. I was one of the instructors, so I worked with multiple students throughout the day. It was a really fun experience being able to help people with their riding!
Then we started to get into some racing! The first race was the team challenge and I got a great jump and was right up in there until 4 laps in when the motor blew. I was in an area on the track where you couldn’t cross back over to get to the pits, so basically I was stranded until the race was completed.
The next day, I got up and was ready for a new beginning. I was feeling good in practice having to make lots of passes and that ended up leading to getting pinched out while trying to pass some slower riders. The front end just dropped and I was on my head.
That crash lead to my pinky finger getting ground up a little bit. I got it cleaned out and got back on the line for the first race of the day! I made it one lap and the shifter was acting up and not shifting. So I had to pull off, because I didn’t want to get rear ended on the banking.
The crew I was working with did a great job in getting the bike ready to go for the next race with zero issues. Now it was all on me. I got a good jump and was fighting from the back up to the front, but lost the tow from the leaders and would finish a lonely 4th.
I was struggling starting from the back and missing the tow with the leaders on the first lap of the next race. I was 5th. I then raced my 600cc bike against the 1000cc bikes and finished 7th, but was the first 600cc.
We were making progress every time we hit the track, but starting from back was not helping. The next two races I finished 6th. We were getting the bike where it needed to be handling wise and working with the data guys I was able to see where I was slower. I was extremely happy getting that experience with data loggers and all the interesting stuff I don’t normally have as tools to getting better.
I lined up for the final race of the day and gave it my all pushing up to the front and getting my best finish of the rough starting weekend. I have to give a huge thank you to CJ Czaia and John Ulrich for this opportunity! Also huge thank you to Lee my mechanic for the weekend. He did an awesome job alone with the whole crew! Overall I accomplished exactly what I needed to at Daytona, getting more experience with the track and how drafting can effect finishes. But most of all some great testing for the 200 in the near future!
Kaleb De Keyrel #51
Thank You to all my sponsors: GOD, 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com, CWS.net, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Dunlop, Motorex, Trip 7, Evans, Vortex, CoreMoto,Pro Flow Tech, Sharkskinz, Impact Armor, TR, AIM Sports, Southeast Sales
I was recently tested for concussions at the National Dizzy and Balance center. This test was not because I currently have a concussion. It was to simply get a base line so if in the future we think I have a concussion. National Dizzy & Balance center can retest me to know for sure.
They would then compare the new data to a base line. This will allow them to more accurately know exactly where I am in the stage of being concussed. They will be able to diagnose faster and more accurately the level of concussion. This will allow me to get into therapy for the concussion with the accurate knowledge to get me back riding sooner. Doing this test will allow me in the unfortunate case of a concussion to get back on the track faster and safer!
We did a couple of tests and not all were related to concussions. This test was all about balance. Not only how your body reacts in a fast reflex situation but the way it reacts. Some people put more weight on there toes because they don’t react with there hips which is more stable. We learned a ton about our bodies and how I react to certian situations. I have to give a huge thank you to National Dizzy and Balance center for testing us today. If you have not had this test done take it sooner than later because if you are concussed it’s too late to get a base line to compare too! Their focus is getting athletes back into competition safer sooner.
Kaleb De Keyrel #51
About National Dizzy & Balance Center
National Dizzy and Balance Center (NDBC) is a unique outpatient clinic system. We combine Physicians, Audiologists, and Physical Therapists all within each facility to offer a true multidisciplinary approach to vertigo, dizziness, balance disorders, and concussions. This approach to patient care is what makes our clinics so unique.
We also utilize state-of-the-art Diagnostic Balance Testing Labs to more accurately diagnose our patients when entering our programs here at NDBC. We utilize this data to develop individualized rehabilitation programs for each patient at NDBC.
Sunday morning we headed to the Minneapolis airport to go to the American Super Camp in Fort Collins, Colorado. Once we got there we ate lunch and then checked into our hotel. After we did all that, we headed to the camp to get signed in.
After Danny and the rest of the instructors got done talking and introducing themselves, we all got our gear on and went out for our first time on the track. They started out doing an oval to teach the body positioning and how they teach to ride. One of the main key things I learned while I was there was to use the rear brake more and to easily go on and off with it. Not just letting it release super fast, you have to release it real slow, so not upset the chassis. In this photo is a picture of one of the drills they did one hand on the gas cap and feet on the foot pegs.
Monday start off on a little TT track, so we started having turns going right and left in one lap. On day one and two of the camp, we did 5 minutes then we exited the track. Once everyone was off, we went back out on the track, but the opposite way that we started. On Monday, I tried wearing a steal shoe. It was super fun riding the big TT track with all the instructors, Danny Walker and the KTM Cup kids.
On Tuesday our flight wasn’t until 8:55, so my mom and I went to downtown Fort Collins. We walked around, looked at the cool shops and had lunch. After that, we went to a mini golf place on the way to the airport.
Overall the trip to Colorado was super fun, I learned a lot of new skills to use while riding any type of motorcycle. If you are looking for a school to learn to ride flat track, learn riding positioning or just looking for a fun camp to go to for motorcycles, I would recommend American Super Camp. You will have so much fun just like I did and will learn a lot.