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Banks Building Diesel Digger Team Banks will be on the strip this year with its world’s fastest drag truck, and in the works is a Mike Spitzer-built rail. Check out the article! Read more about this post

Banks: First Into the Sevens!   Turning an astonishing 7.96 seconds at 167.34 miles an hour, the Duramax-powered Banks Sidewinder S-10 became the first diesel truck into the sevens on only its fifteenth and fastest-ever pass down a quarter mile drag strip. Wittmann, Arizona December 18, 2007 — “We were just at the strip to test a new torque converter set-up; but ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks joins the Automotive X Prize team The X PRIZE Foundation looked to Gale for advice on laying down the rules and guidelines for the Automotive X PRIZE. Gale is playing a part in determining the goals of the competition as well as establishing the prize structure. Automotive X PRIZE Advisory Team Gale Banks has long been regarded as an authority on anything automotive ... Read more about this post

50th Anniversary Congrats!   Both the White House and the Governor of California sent letters of congratulations to Gale Banks for his 50 years in business. The letter from President Bush was similar to this letter from Gov. Schwarzenegger. Governor Schwarzenegger’s Letter to Gale Banks California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger heaps praise upon Gale Banks Engineering for its 50 years of outstanding ... Read more about this post

World’s Quickest & Fastest Diesel Pickup Truck! Banks’ Sidewinder® pickup truck blasted down the “Strip at Las Vegas” bettering ALL existing records for diesel-powered pickups. Las Vegas, NV. — (Friday, October 26, 2007) History was made at the ACDelco NHRA Las Vegas Nationals as a Gale Banks Engineering Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck blasted down the “Strip at Las Vegas” posting an elapsed time ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Elected to the 2007 SEMA Board of Directors!     “What I hope to bring SEMA is a clear view into the future, its challenges and its opportunities.” — Gale Banks How can I help SEMA today? Well, I¹m a futurist. My entire career has been about what¹s next. Through the decades, we at Banks have opened new markets in marine engines, turbocharging, truck and motorhome ... Read more about this post

Banks Acquires Automotive Balancing Service   Check out Banks’ new partner and see why the world’s fastest rely on the world’s first engine balancing shop—ABS! AZUSA, CA—Gale Banks Engineering is pleased to announce the acquisition of Automotive Balancing Service (ABS) in South Gate, California. Founded by Bill Fisher as Electronic Balancing Company in 1953, the firm originally took on industrial applications (fans ... Read more about this post

Six-Gun Shootout Banks Test Group compares the Six-Gun Diesel Tuner to other company’s tuners on the drag strip. Same truck. Same track. Same day. Same driver. Only the electronics were changed. By Peter Treydte How does Banks Six-Gun Diesel Tuner stack up against other tuner/programmers on the market? All tuner companies make claims about horsepower and torque gains from their ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder All-Terrain trucks The World’s First Diesel Tuner Trucks Banks Sidewinder All-Terrain packages debuted on Hot Rod Magazine’s Power Tour 2005, and Banks’ Power Stroke 6.0L, Duramax and Cummins Sidewinder All-Terrains handled the 1,700-mile “Long Haul” with ease. Banks Sidewinder All-Terrains are engineered as complete packages that combine a plush daily-drivable ride with a high-level of off-road capability! You can ... Read more about this post

Project Sidewinder’s First Drag Race   The Banks Sidewinder made its first drag racing appearance at Bandimere Raceway in Denver, Colorado. On July 27, the Banks Sidewinder made its first drag racing appearance at Bandimere Raceway in Denver, Colorado. This was a major event sanctioned by the Diesel Hot Rod Association (DHRA). What did we learn? We learned that we have a ... Read more about this post