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As a long-time member of the motorcycle roadracing community, Rising Sun Cycles is proud to give back to the sport by helping some great racers. Some are young and upcoming racers that have a bright future in the sport. And others are more seasoned veterans and great ambassadors of the sport, both on and off the track. We love to be associated with all of these quality racers!

2022 Sponsored Racers:

Eli Banish (#33)

Eli Banish is a 13-year-old motorcycle road racer with 7 years of racing experience under his belt. He is passionate and driven, with a goal of becoming MotoGP World Champion. Eli is an Honor Roll student in the top portion of his class. He started racing flat track where he flourished and in 2017, he won the AMA Dirt Track Grand Nationals in the 50cc Modified class. When Eli transitioned to road racing, he propelled forward and was awarded AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year in 2019.

For 2022 season, he is focused on tackling the multiple race series on his Honda NSF250R Moto3 powered by Rising Sun Cycles. Eli will also train and race internationally as allowed by border regulations in 2023.


Solly Mervis (#25)

Solly Mervis is a 18 years old Road Motorcycling Racer from Carmel, IN, United States.

Solly is a great example of how to overcome your fears, and challenges.

He overcomes all challenges and will not let Autism, or any other challenge, keep him from reaching his goals

Solly is a High-Honors student at Cathedral HS, and a great Citizen, and terrific brother & son possessing an engaging, friendly personality, and a great story!

After a first year Racing, he has been on the podium several times in WERA, CCS. This season he will compete in MotoAmerica, WERA N2 Endurance, CCS, and AHRMA.


Always with his words: With passion and hard work nothing is imposible!