Riding The Big Hoss

Diesel Power Summer 2005

by Steve Temple

How Banks Gets More Horses From A Ford F-250 Power Stroke

Think of your diesel truck as a sleeping giant. It’s amazing how docile it may seem. But poke it with a stick, and you’ll really rile that truck into action. That’s been the approach of Gale Banks, who’s pulled more power out of diesel engines than just about anyone—from motorhomes to record-breaking Bonneville salt racers. Banks has a history of breaking things—particularly speed records. Throughout the years, he has earned trophies at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the world’s fastest pickup, fastest piston-engine automobile, and fastest passenger car. And those are just a few of his record-setting achievements. Read more about it here.

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