De Keyrel Racing attacks Miller!

We started off the trip with a 19 hour drive to Miller Motorsports Park. When we got there, we went straight to the hotel. We headed out with Nick McFadden to explore the area. There is a long windy road that leads up to the top of this big mountain it was awesome! 10351953_913912178650606_8934012508848050138_n Thursday We got everything set up and then we put in a brand new motor for my R6. I was feeling good about the weekend. I hadn’t been to Miller in a long time.  I sort of remembered how the track went, so I knew it was going to be a blast! 11216218_10152953161184109_1500384160763519930_o Friday I started out in the morning with practice. I was feeling good, but just needed more time on the track. I was 14th fastest in practice and I was not very happy with that. I went into Qualifying 1 with a little more intensity and came out in 11th. The bike still wasn’t perfect and I knew I had a little more to improve on as well. 11722238_10152953152459109_6949900394856757593_o-1 Saturday Race 1 started and I got a good jump. I was right up in there. There was a larger group forming from like 5 to 11th and I was pushing to try to stay with them, but in the mean time I just made way too many mental errors. I blew turn 1 and got right back onto the track and tried to refocus. I finished 11th after all that and was pretty disappointed with the way I rode. 11731767_10152953163804109_6330703025222172038_o Sunday I was on a mission and determined to run with the group that I couldn’t the day before. Race 2 was all I could think about all day. As I was sitting on the starting line, my heart was pounding super fast, then boom! The light flashed off and I was gone. I got right up in the mix and got right behind Corey Alexander. Corey started to loose the group and there was nothing I could, but keep pushing him. I fought my way passed, then set a charge for Benny. I pushed and pushed and finally caught up to him, but I drug Hayden and Corey with me. There was now a 4 person battle for 8th place. With 2 laps to go, I passed Hayden then passed Benny.  Corey was right in front of me. I waited until the last lap to make my move. When I got to the corner that I knew I was faster,  he shut the door, so I had to try in the corner going up to the straight. I did my best, pushed hard and ended up ninth. I am working hard and will be ready to fight at Laguna. 11722229_10152953157874109_4822165649116883972_oKaleb De Keyrel #51     Friday Practice went pretty well. I was running with some of the fast guys in the class! I was just trying to get use to Miller’s layout and get the bike setup. 11709952_10152953179134109_2581480298286120298_o Qualifying 1 I started off by myself and then I came into the pits and went back out with Hayden Schultz.  He helped me get a good lap in. After that session, I ended up finishing 13th. 11412054_10152953170054109_5241933646356573999_o Qualifying 2 I started off running by myself and wasting time. Then I came in to try and get with a group. I went back out with a group and got ran wide and couldn’t catch back up. After that, the session was pretty much over.  I ended up 20th at the end of that session. 11698872_10152953152699109_7204181654006931562_o Race 1 I got a bad jump and was gonna try to work my way up, as far as I could. I passed a couple of people and then they got me back and my bike started to feel like it didn’t have the power it normally had. I started fading back and then Jake fell.  Nolan Lamkin caught up to me and I stuck with them for a couple of turns. Then Jake tucked the front and Nolan was right behind Jake.  Nolan ended up hitting Jake and also crashing. After that, I took the bike over to KTM, so we could figure out what the problem was. 11119764_10152953160654109_1459690350492938968_o Morning Warm up I went out and was running by myself. Nick Doolan and Jody Barry caught up to me. We ran a couple of laps together.  I ran two seconds faster then I had all weekend, and was running 9th in morning warm up! 11024785_10152953156409109_3629190283290767282_o Race 2 I got a decent start and was about 20th. I tried running as fast as I could. Devin Husband and I started battling.  It was super fun going back and forth. As we where battling, we were catching another group n front of us. Once we caught up to them, we started battling with them. At this point, it was Ruben Casarez leading the group, then Jackson Blackmon. After Jackson, it was Grayson Gerloff, Devin Husband, and me. Devin and I got by Grayson and Jackson, then started working on getting Ruben. Once we got by them, we started trying to pull away, but Ruben and Jackson stayed right on our tails. On the last lap, I got in the lead of the group and was gonna try and pull away, but my plan didn’t work. Going into turn 3, Devin passed me. Then into turn 4, Ruben got by me. After going into the attitudes, Jackson got by me.  I was planning on passing Jackson and Ruben on the inside into the last turn, but when I went inside of Ruben. I got on the gas and he cut me and killed my drive out of the turn.  I ended up finishing 16th it was a super fun race. Can’t wait for Laguna! Mason De Keyrel #54

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Barber 2015

FRIDAY 

Practice 1– I was feeling good. I love the track at Barber, but I quickly realized I was quite under powered. The track has a lot of stop and go, square it up, kind of corners, so that would not be an advantage for us. I honestly was just happy to be out there riding, because I didn’t think I was going to be riding at all.

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Qualifying 1– I qualified 10th in Q. I was hoping for improvement in qualifying 2, because I knew I could do better.


SATURDAY 

Qualifying 2– We didn’t find anymore time in qualifying 2. I was running almost 2 seconds off the previous year and I was giving it everything I had. I was struggling mainly, because I think the bike was just not as fast as last year.

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Race 1– I got a great jump and got right up in the race. The leaders started to gap right away, so I knew I needed to make some moves quickly. I passed Hayden going around Turn 2, then started to charge to get around Corey and Kyle Wyman. They started to make a little gap, but I closed it up and made my way passed both of them. Once I got passed them, and started to pull away I  was to far behind 8th place to catch up.  Only 10 laps remained, so I stayed calm and just held my position. Hayden passed me back with 7 laps to go.  I just waited behind him and planned my move. I wanted to make my move in a spot where he couldn’t retaliate and pass me back before the finish. So on lap 4, I decided that I would make my pass in the last corner. This move was very risky, because you absolutely have to make it happen. I was running up on him pretty good the, so on the last I gave him some room coming out of the second to last corner then hugged right next to him and when we made the flip back I was right up the inside and he had to check up before the straight away to the finish. I won the little battle I was in, but hoped to improve some stuff with the bike and get in the 7th & 8th battle.

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Practice 2– Went good we tested some changes with the suspension and handling of the bike. I thought it was better, but it still wasn’t as good as last year.

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Warm up 1– We made some changes hoping to make some improvements for the race, so we could hold the pace of the riders in front of me in R1.

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Race 2– I got a good start and jumped right up in the battle and hung in there for a couple laps, but something felt different about the bike. I started to slip back a little and wasn’t getting the confidence I needed from the bike. The track was really greasy and I couldn’t hold the pace as the group in front of me, so I rode the rest of the race in a lonely 12th place.

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FRIDAY

       Free Practice 1 went pretty good, starting off with a good base line set up. We started making changes with suspension and trying to get the bike more comfortable. 
      Qualifying 1 started off decent. We were trying to up our pace right off the bat, but we were not  going much faster, so we tried some changes to the bike.  It was getting better, but we it wasn’t perfect yet, so we tried some more adjustments at the end of that session. We were sitting in 11th. 
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SATURDAY
     
Qualifying 2, I went out and got in a good group of fast riders. I was feeling good, but I made a mistake and they pulled away a little. I was just  riding by myself. After the red flag, I went out with Gabe Miller from the TOBC race team.  We were pulling each other around for the last final laps. I ended up qualifying 8th. 
     
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Race 1, I got a decent start off the line. In the first turn Josh Serne past me on the outside. In turn 2, I was going to try and pass some people around the outside.  I ended up getting passed by another rider. Into turn 5, I was going to pass another rider up the inside, but wasn’t close enough.  I chose to hold off until the back straight and try to draft by. I got through turn 9 and 10 really good and clean and drafted by the rider in front of me. During the rest of the race Gabe Miller and I were battling back and fourth. We were kinda slowing each other down. It was Gabe miller, Josh Serne, Jody Barry, and two other riders battling for 5,6,7,and 8 position. I was going to  try and fight my way up on the 6th lap, until one of the riders in my group ran wide and tucked the front in the grass. A couple other riders around the track crashed and the race got cut short. I ended up 8th for that race. Hoping  I would get a better result in Race 2.

                     

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                      SUNDAY

Race 2, I had a really good jump off the line, past a rider into turn 1 around the outside. I past another rider around the outside of turn 2. I felt I was in a good spot setting me up for the laps to come. I stayed in about 6th. I was going to draft by another rider going down the front straight and into turn . I couldn’t get by and came in too hot and tucked the front. I was super bummed, because I couldn’t finish the race. 
    I really gotta thank the Lord for keeping everyone safe this weekend no one got really hurt. I also have to thank all my sponsors and supporters. Thank you to 1-855-czaialaw.com and southeastsales. Thank you to Alan, Don, Kim, Dolora, Carson, Kyle, Kaleb DeKeyrel for helping out this weekend! Most important I have to thank my Dad for getting my bike perfect and setup for all the sessions this weekend! Thank you to my mom for staying patient and always staying positive during the weekends she can’t make it to.  Can’t wait to head to Miller Motorsports Park for the next round of the MotoAmerica Series. See you all there!
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Mason De Keyrel #54
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
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DE KEYREL RACING WEATHERS THE STORM AT ROAD AMERICA

We got everything set up right away, then I went on a bike ride with Josh Hayes, Cameron Baubier, and JD Beach to get my legs warmed up for the weekend and get stretched out!

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Then it was off to the hospital with Patricia, where we visited with local children and  brightened their & our day!

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Road America started off great for me, I was running pretty good in practice, because I know this track really well. After Qualifying 11th, it all went down hill for me.

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I went out for Q2 in the rain and was feeling good when BOOM the front end hit the ground and I was on my way sliding down the pavement into the sand trap.

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The De Keyrel Racing team worked extremely hard to get the bike back together for race one. In the first race, I got a good start and was ready to get up in the battle.

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On the second lap, the spark plug exploded and the bike was running on 3 cylinders. The last 8 laps I just lugged it in for a 10th place finish.

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My team worked hard on the bike until 1am. Sunday,  I went out for practice and the bike was getting really hot.  The cap ended up exploding off the over flow and then running down into the belly pan, which eventually made its way to my rear tire.

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So my team was back at it again, replacing the motor and radiator before my second and final race of the weekend. They got everything done and I was feeling good and ready to race.

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I got a great start and I was tucked in right behind Corey about to make my move and start chasing down the Road Race factory guys. On the second lap, I felt a strange pull on the chain and a pop.

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The chain started slipping a little bit on the sprockets. Then progressively throughout the race it got worse. The chain would skip teeth coming out of every single corner and I was still running in 10th.

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On the last lap three corners from the finish line, the bike starts to sputter out and die. I ran out of gas three corners from the checkered flag. I loaded the bike up in the crash truck and headed back to the pits.

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With the chain slipping, I had used way more fuel, just not having enough. A rock or something had got in the rear sprocket and broke a tooth off, this started the chain to slip.

Fan walk was awesome as always and if you didn’t get a chance to see the Trip7 Panda, he will be making an appearance at BARBER too…

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I learned a lot this weekend and I really have to thank my team for all their hard work they put in for little to no results. I am thankful for a safe weekend of racing with my buddies and I hope that everything goes well, so I can see you guys at BARBER!

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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 felt good in practice and the bike was running great. Hayden, Anthony and a couple other KTM RC 390 cup kids and I were battling and pulling each other around. Our lap times were dropping every lap in free Practice 1.  At the end of free Practice 1, I was 8th overall.

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MotoAmerica changed our Q1 session into a free practice, which was reduced to 20 minutes. We used this time to try another gearing option. We started the session on DOT’s and came in after 3 laps to see if rains would be better. Just wanted a chance to ride on both before qualifying and the race.

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Qualifying: I ran in first for a couple of laps in a group and with the help of the draft. I was sitting in 4th and then there was a red flag. After the red flag, I went back out and was by myself. I was running laps trying to get my pace up and then my bike started cutting out. I couldn’t really figure out what it was, so I just kept on doing laps. I ended up qualifying 10th for the race. After qualifying, we brought the bike over to KTM and they were looking over the bike to find out why it was cutting out. They found out that the air box was full of water and the air filter was soaking wet. So they replaced the air filter, and cleaned out the air box, installing two holes in it for water to drain.

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Race 1: I got a decent start and was running about 11th. I was trying to work my way up and was battling with some other riders. I started to pull away from them and was catching the next group of riders. I pulled a decent size gap on the riders behind me and was getting more confident each lap. On the second to last lap in turn three, I got on the gas and got high sided off. I was super bummed that I didn’t get to finish. I remembered that a month ago, I did not even know I would be racing in the KTM 390 Cup. I did my track map and focused on getting ready for Race 2. The De Keyrel Racing crew and Dan from Southeast Sales did a great job getting the bike ready to go.

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Morning warm up: We tried a suspension change to try to make the bike more comfortable for me. The bike just ended up getting rear end chatter with this setup. I decided to change it back how it was and ride it as hard as I could.

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Race 2: The light went out and I had passed a couple of riders that started ahead of me. I was gonna try and go around the outside in turn one.  A lot of the other riders went up the inside and I got pushed wide. This moved me back to about 15th going into turn three. On the next straight, I drafted by some other riders and was about 12th. Into turn six, I went up the inside of another and was starting to pick some people off. I caught up to Alejandro Gutierrez Mejia and we started battling. We were passing back and forth. This went on until the second to last lap. I got by him and was trying to pull away.  On the last lap, after Canada corner, I looked back and he was gone. I don’t know what happened, but it was a fun race.  I had great battle and finished 9th in that race. I can’t wait for Barber. I know that track very well and I know I can get a good result there. The De Keyrel Racing team will have a great setup for me and I am confident going into round two. See you at Barber!

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Mason De Keyrel #254

A huge Thank You to CJ Czaia at 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com, John and Dan at Southeast Sales, My Grandpa De Keyrel, The De Keyrel Racing crew and all my friends and family for the support.

Thank You to 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

 

 

 

 

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DE KEYREL RACING HEADS TO ROAD AMERICA THIS WEEKEND!!!

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Kaleb De Keyrel will be back and ready to fight in the MotoAmerica SuperSport Championship heading  to his home track!

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Road America is a fast track that is wide open for 4.1 miles of fun! Kaleb knows this track and now has to just put his head down and ride like he knows how to ride!

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This is the closet race for us Minnesotans, so if you’re in the area come on out and show your support for this awesome new series! The schedule for the weekend is up above, if your planning to attend! This will be Mason De Keyrel’s pro debut, as well!

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Mason will be on the 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com KTM RC 390.  It will be his first pro race, so we will see how he holds up to the pressure of the big stage.

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We are going to have what we are calling the “Progression of Learning” display at the De Keyrel Racing pit. Please swing by to see the Blata 2.4, Honda NSR 50R, KTM 390, Yamaha R6.
De Keyrel Racing would like to thank all our sponsor for making this year a success so far: 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
Kaleb De Keyrel #51
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DE KEYREL RACING AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

The MotoAmerica third round at VIR race weekend started out by visiting the local CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL and then to the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, where we signed over 100 posters for the local kids.
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First practice, I went out, got in about four laps and the motor blew.  This was not good, because we didn’t have a spare.
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We were asking around and talking to people. Ameen Sajjadi from Meen Motorsports gave us a Super Stock motor to use for the weekend.  Seriously, can not thank him enough for his generosity. 
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We were in a time crunch to get the motor back in the bike before the first qualifying . My dad, brother, and grandpa did a great job this weekend and worked there butts off to get me back out there.
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I ended up 13th in qualifying, which I was not happy with at all. I was fighting the bike all over the place and nothing we were trying was working. I just put my head down in the races and gave 100%.
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I got a great start in Race 1 and jumped right up in the race. I kept pushing, but lost the group in front of me, and came home in a lonely 12th place. I was not happy with this result at all and I was determined to change that in Race 2.
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Race 2, definitely didn’t go as planned right off the start. I was running good right up in the battle with the group ahead of me, but then I was starting to notice that the bike was really hard to turn.
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I knew something was wrong, but didn’t quite know what it was. After the race, we found out that the steering dampener came loose, was tweaking and almost locking up. I kept fighting through it, but ended up 13th in Race 2. Definitely was a struggle this weekend, but I will keep pushing and getting better! I am currently in 9th place in the MotoAmerica Super Sport class.
I am going to try hard to turn this around at Road America, the next round in the MotoAmerica series. Our goal was to leave VIR in the top 10 and start a push at Road America as we head into tracks I already know. I would just like to give a huge thank you to my crew this weekend for working their tails off. Just wish that I could have came away with better results. Thank you for standing by me in the good and bad!
Also have to give a huge thanks to the people who make it all happen:
GOD, 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com, CWS.net, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Dunlop, Motorex, Trip 7, Evans, Vortex, CoreMoto, MotoD, KWS, Zero Gravity, DynoJet, Worldwide Bearings, Pro Flow Tech, Sharkskinz, Impact Armor, TR, AIM Sports
Kaleb De Keyrel #51
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De Keyrel Racing goes to a two rider team!

Starting with the fourth round of the MotoAmerica Series at Road America.  De Keyrel Racing will be come a two rider team! Kaleb De Keyrel has lead the charge the passed two seasons with De Keyrel Racing in the pro ranks bringing some amazing results to the family owned and operated team.

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With the forth round of the series for MotoAmerica they add the KTM 390 Cup class. This class will now allow Mason De Keyrel to join in on the fun. Mason De Keyrel is Kaleb’s 15 year old brother. This will give Mason a chance to show what he can do in the pro ranks in the KTM RC390 class.

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Mason will be racing the 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com KTM 390 with support from South East Sales also. The 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com KTM will be run out of the De Keyrel Racing pit as a team effert. I’m sure Mason will do amazing things with this opportunity he has in front of him!

IMG_7012De Keyrel Racing would like to give a huge thank you to 1-855-Czaia Law and South East Sales for making this dream a reality!

Mason would like to thank all his sponsors for the support throughout his career and for making his dream possible.

GOD, 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com, CWS.net, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Dunlop, Motorex, Trip 7, Evans, Vortex, CoreMoto, MotoD, KWS, Zero Gravity, DynoJet, Worldwide Bearings, Pro Flow Tech, Sharkskinz, Impact Armor, TR, AIM Sports

We are on our way the the third round of the MotoAmerica series as you are reading this. See you at VIR.

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Kaleb De Keyrel #51, Mason De Keyrel #254, Levi De Keyrel #53

 

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KALEB DE KEYREL WINS HIS FIRST EVER HARE SCRAMBLE!

I have never raced a dirt bike in the woods before and I had a small break in the MotoAmerica series, so my buddy wanted me to go try a hare scramble.

 

10999250_887460167962474_2664932045552641230_nA hare scramble is a race through the woods. A motocross track over tires, log pits, wood piles and other obstacles they decide to throw in! The race is also a dead start so you have to start your bike, then go!

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I got off the start in third place, which was good, because the first part of the race was dusty and not optimal for visibility. I got myself into the lead and never looked back.

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I tried to keep a consistent pace through the woods and go as fast as I could on the moto track. I finished lap one and had an amazing pit stop on lap two, which kept us in the lead. The pit stop was at the 1 hour mark in the 2 hour race and I was still feeling good.

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I had a comfortable lead for most of the race.  I just focused on being consistent and tried not to make any major mistakes. In the end, my plan worked. I ended up winning the race for 250B and the B overall.

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Huge thank you to all my amazing sponsors who support me in every aspect of racing!

Kaleb De Keyrel #51

GOD, 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com, CWS.net, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Dunlop, Motorex, Trip 7, Evans, Vortex, CoreMoto, MotoD, KWS, Zero Gravity, DynoJet, Worldwide Bearings, Pro Flow Tech, Sharkskinz, Impact Armor, TR, AIM Sports

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Kaleb De Keyrel struggles through Road Atlanta.

After our trip to COTA we made a short drive over to Three palms mx park to ride motocross for the day and meet up with the one of our friends who is the RedBull Rep for the houston area!

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After that we made the trip to Jay Newtons house. We arrived at his house Monday night. Tuesday morning we went over to Colin Edwards Texas Tornado boot camp!

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We got to meet Valentino Rossi and see him ride at the awesome track Collin has!

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Then we made our way to Road Atlanta! Practice started off ok.  I had never been here so I had to try to learn the track quickly.

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I worked hard to try to learn the track and find the best set up. We had very little dry track so I was not sure of the dry setup I had choosen.

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I knew it needed work in certain areas but I went out and pushed as hard as I could. We ended up 9th in race 1 and I ran 4 secs faster a lap with that set up. We were getting closer but still not there.

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Race2 was a wet race we gridded up and got ready to go racing.  It started pouring rain! MotoAmerica sent us out for the warm up lap and made a good decision to hold the race and wait for the rain to stop. There was rivers running a cross the track.

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Unfortunate for me and probably you if you were watching on www.FansChoice.TV it took about 2 hours for the rain to stop.  Then we were back racing!

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It was a fun race but I played it way to safe and ended up 12th. I came out of COTA and Road Atlanta currently sitting 7th in points and I’m looking forward to getting to Road America.

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Back to some tracks I’ve been to before so were not starting from scratch and trying to race the best riders in America! Off to VIR next.

 

Even though I think we did alright with what we had. I feel I can be up towards the top 5 range and be pushing and battling with these faster guys! Thank You to our sponsors for making this season possible:

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Kaleb De Keyrel has a strong finish at COTA!

Cota started out great, we got everything set up, then I went on an hour road bicycle ride with MotoGP rider Bradley Smith to warm up and get stretched out from riding in the van for 17hrs! 

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After that, I went to the local children’s hospital with a few friends!

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I painted a picture of me in front of Garrett Gerloff and had some fun with it while we were there!

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In practice I was feeling good! It was taking some time to get the track down, because the track really didn’t have much flow to it. It was a fun track to ride and in the wet it was going to be awesome!

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The race was looking to be dry/wet so we all rolled out on slicks, but the minute we stopped on the grid to line up for the race, it started to down pour! We had a plan to be ready to change tires on the grid, including tools, tires and a rain helmet, if needed.

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MotoAmerica made an excellent decision to temporarily hold to wait to see if it the weather would pass. As stated in the rules at the three minute horn, the race could be declared wet. This gave us three minutes to change tires and be ready. With our preplanning we made it in time for the sighting lap. We ended up putting rains on and luckily we did!

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It was coming down like crazy in some parts of the track and fairly clear in others. I just road at a very consistent pace and made sure I did everything the exact same lap after lap.

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In the rain one simple mistake can cost you the race, so you have to make sure you are consistent! Which is exactly what I did and finished 5th place in my first ever MotoAmerica SuperSport 600 race!

 

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After the race, we got all packed up and headed to the same place we eat after every single MotoGP. Fogo De Choa! We met up with Murry and Jenny from Australia!

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Also met some new friends from South Africa! This place has amazing food and you can meet some pretty awesome people too!

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Overall COTA was an amazing time and I had a ton of fun! Can’t wait to share what happens next, as we make our trip to Road Atlanta…

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Photos: Brian J Nelson

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De Keyrel Racing tests at COTA!

 

 

The first day was mainly spent trying to figure out gearing and set up. It started off as a rainy morning and wasn’t looking like it was going to be a very nice day.

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About halfway through the day though, the track was dry and I got a ton of laps in and started to learn the track. 

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We ran one of our old worn out motors and I wasn’t too focused on lap times just wanted to get a good feel for the track! The track was difficult to learn and was not what we originally expected it to be. I thought because COTA was a Formula One track that it would be super big and flowing with wide, sweeping corners, but it ended up being really tight with lots of challenging sections. 

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The second day also rained in the morning and then it began to dry up. We got another beautiful day! In the first dry session of the day,  I was going down the back straight and somehow my front fender ripped right off! (showing in the picture above) All the bolts were still in tacked.

BJN70528 I then came in the pits and realized the steering dampener bolts had ripped out of the side of the air box! We got all that sorted out and got back into the action. We finished the day out with some more solid laps, then packed up!

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We headed to GN Gonzales to see their store for it was on our way.

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We were heading to Barber Motor Sports Park so my brother Mason could get in his first ride of the season! It was a Sport Bike Track Time event and it was  awesome as always.

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It was a great couple days of riding and I am so glad we got to go to the COTA tire test and show our support for the awesome new MotoAmerica series!

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I got to meet all the new broadcast announcers Colin Edwards, Jonathan Green, and Christy lee! Overall it was good weekend and I can’t wait to see you all there April 10th-12th for the race!

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Thank You to our sponsors for making this season possible: Sponsors: GOD, 1-855-CzaiaLaw.com, CWS.net, Cortech, Sportbike Track Time, Yamaha, HJC Helmets, Tagger Designs, Dunlop, Motorex, Trip 7, Evans, Vortex, CoreMoto, MotoD, KWS, Zero Gravity, DynoJet, Worldwide Bearings, Pro Flow Tech, Sharkskinz, Impact Armor, TR

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