April 23, 2015 Chris Leone (Red Bull Global Rallycross)
Keyes’ shift to rallycross comes just this year, but besides having Rice in his corner, he’ll also be working with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which plans to field two Lites cars in 2015. In an exclusive interview, the 17-year-old talks about why he made the switch, adapting to loose surface driving, and how his karting background will prove to be an asset:
For fans who don’t quite know you yet, what can you tell us about who you are and your racing background?
I am a high school senior in California but I grew up in Michigan. Like a lot of racers, I came from go-karting. I started racing about eight years ago, and I still go-kart some today. But over the last two years, I have been working towards racing open-wheel cars. This year is when I decided to make the switch over to rallycross.