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The Three Latest Diesel Engine Projects Get all the info on the Banks 630T, the Banks 866T, and the Banks 6.5L Special Ops package engines. When you hear the words “Gale Banks” many people automatically think “diesel” and here’s why: No one else in the automotive aftermarket industry has been more successful at enhancing the performance and reliability of diesel engines than ... Read more about this post

Hot Rod Humvee The Banks Sidewinder system proved its mettle during a test session with an up-armored Humvee that weighed in at 14,400 lbs. Chassis dyno testing showed a 58% increase in horsepower… A general purpose Humvee Since 1985 the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) has been the mainstay workhorse for our nation’s military. Originally powered by ... Read more about this post

Paul Dallenbach Okay Following Crash Paul Dallenbach, multiple champion at Pikes Peak, is in good condition following a crash into the forest early into his record attempt this past Sunday at the Pikes Peak international Hill Climb. Shown above: The Dallenbach race crew checking out the race car for its record attempt. Paul Dallenbach, multiple champion at Pikes Peak, is in good ... Read more about this post

Subdued Saturday Unlike the rest of the week, the Dallenbach Racing/Banks Power team had a rather relaxed Saturday. Attention was focused on repairing the intake plenum to make sure that the #98 would have all 1,400-horses roaring and ready to race Sunday. Text: Chris Tobin Photos: Gale Banks Engineering The fabricated intake plenum that adapted the Banks Power upper ... Read more about this post

FINAL PRACTICE: Still Fast, But Not Quite Perfect… Dallenbach ran through the middle section of the course four times delivering consistent times with increased corner speeds in every run as the crew fine-tuned the chassis and the driver pushed the car. With temperatures in the low to mid 40s the team sets up a temporary pit location on the side of the road ... Read more about this post

FASTEST QUALIFIER: Paul Dallenbach Puts The #98 On The Pole! After staying up well past midnight rebuilding and repairing the Lola transaxle and differential Wednesday night the Dallenbach Racing/Banks Power team was rewarded for all their hard work. Text: Chris Tobin Photos: Gale Banks Engineering Well after midnight, the Dallenbach Racing/Banks Power team is hard at work reassembling the car to tackle the course in a few hours. After ... Read more about this post

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Hopefully! The limited slip differential should help to plant both rear tires and give Dallenbach more drive off the turns which in turn should directly translate into more speed on the course and less time on the clock! Text: Chris Tobin Photos: Gale Banks Engineering On Wednesday August 8, 2012 the Dallenbach Racing/Banks Power team made test passes through ... Read more about this post

TEST REPORT: 150 MPH Top Speed! Tuesday morning the Dallenbach Racing/Banks Power team took the car to Pueblo Motorsports Park near Colorado Springs to shake down and fine-tune the car making sure it is in tip-top shape before official practice sessions start on the mountain Wednesday. Text: Chris Tobin Photos: Gale Banks Engineering Looking closely at the car as Dallenbach rockets out of the ... Read more about this post

Dallenbach Racing-Banks Power Return to the Mountain! The 90th running of the famed “Race to the Clouds” will take place on August 12, 2012 with the Dallenbach Racing/Banks Power team ready to bring the Unlimited Class record back to the USA. Text: Chris Tobin Photos: Joel Yust and Gale Banks Engineering The 90th running of the famed “Race to the Clouds” will take place on ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks on Hot Rod Magazine Live Gale Banks talks with HOT ROD MAGAZINE LIVE about what it takes to win races, how important military projects are to him, and much more. Gale Banks was a guest on Dennis Pittesebarger’s Hot Rod Magazine Live last Saturday, August 4th. His segment aired for more than 40 minutes. Topics included the Banks Power-Dallenback Racing Pikes Peak ... Read more about this post