News Releases

BANKS RECEIVES 2009 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CITATION FROM AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME Gale Banks today received a 2009 Distinguished Service Citation from The Automotive Hall of Fame at their annual luncheon held in conjunction with the National Auto Dealers Association Convention in New Orleans. New Orleans, LA  – January 25, 2009  – – Gale Banks today received a 2009 Distinguished Service Citation from The Automotive Hall of Fame ... Read more about this post

Ward’s Automotive “10 Best Engines” awards luncheon   Gale Banks delivers keynote speech at Ward’s Automotive “10 Best Engines” awards luncheon. News item update! Photos from the presentation: Gale Banks delivers the keynote address at Ward’s Top 10 Engines of 2009 awards show. Gale speaks to a packed room. See below for original news story… December 30, 2008 — GALE BANKS WILL PRESENT THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT WARD’S AUTOMOTIVE ... Read more about this post

“BANKS POWER – THE FIRST 50 YEARS” OPENS AT WALLY PARKS NHRA MUSEUM – POMONA, CA   Pomona, California – – On Wednesday, December 3, 2008, fifty years of automotive and marine engineering innovation was put on display at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, in Pomona, California. Pomona, California – – On Wednesday, December 3, 2008, fifty years of automotive and marine engineering innovation was put on display at the Wally Parks ... Read more about this post

Banks Power: The First 50 Years Exhibit to Debut at Wally Parks NHRA Museum Join us at the museum!  Please Join Us at the Museum — THE SHOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AT 3PM ON DECEMBER THIRD Pomona, Calif. (November 5, 2008) – Gale Banks Engineering, an industry leader in high performance gas and diesel engine development, will be honored with a special exhibit at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum ... Read more about this post

Thinking about a Big Hoss Bundle?
Don’t miss “Two Guys Garage”
On Saturday, Nov 22nd, Speed Channel’s “Two Guys Garage” will air an episode on Banks Power’s Big Hoss Bundle. As the guys on “Two Guys Garage” say, the Duramax is a great engine with lots of power, but it has so much more potential! And even if you don’t own a Chevy/GMC, the products talked about on ... Read more about this post

SEMA 2008: Banks New Dragster Revealed Banks Top Diesel Dragster Wows SEMA Show Crowds!   UPDATE: Watch the “first fire” and Famoso Raceway videos! Las Vegas, Nevada, November 5, 2008 – – Bristling with its convoluted stainless steel exhaust headers and buttressed with Banks Engineering’s signature twin-turbochargers, the new Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster was presented to the assembled press this morning ... Read more about this post

Banks SpeedBrake™ Introducing SpeedBrake, a revolutionary all-electronic plug-and-play braking system. Introducing SpeedBrake, a revolutionary all-electronic plug-and-play braking system with patented Speed Control technology. There’s nothing else like it in the world! SpeedBrake™ re-defines the concept of exhaust braking Dramatically out-performs conventional exhaust brakes in basic braking function SpeedBrake’s Speed Control technology is exclusive-and patented!–    Combines control of variable ... Read more about this post

BANKS SIDEWINDER S-10 SETS OFFICIAL NHRDA RECORD 7.87 seconds at 175.45 miles per hour on the Speedworld ¼-mile Drag Strip earns the Banks Sidewinder S-10 diesel drag truck  a new official NHRDA record.   Wittmann, Arizona  (October 4, 2008) – – The Banks Sidewinder S-10 diesel drag truck today posted the first and only sanctioned and backed-up 7-second quarter mile.   Running at the ... Read more about this post

Watch “TruckU” to get more power and less smoke On Friday October 10th, Speed Channel’s “TruckU” aired an episode on Banks Power. More Power; Less Smoke! Speed Channel had an episode of “TruckU” that ran on Friday October 10th at 3:30 pm EST. Hosts Bruno Massel and Matt Steele explored upgrading the towing performance of an ’08 Chevy Duramax safely and explained the new technology that goes ... Read more about this post

Sidewinder S-10 looking to set
new NHRDA record
Fans invited to see Sidewinder S-10 in action this Saturday at Speedworld! WEEKEND UPDATE: BANKS S-10 DURAMAX DIESEL DRAG TRUCKLOOKING TO SET NEW NHRDA RECORD SAT. OCT. 4NHRDA DESERT DIESEL TRUCK NATIONALS SPEEDWORLD DRAGSTRIP – WITTMANN, ARIZONA Last minute preps at the Banks race shop in Azusa (Thursday AM) Short notice, but the quickest-ever diesel-powered racing truck, the Banks ... Read more about this post