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2010 NHRDA World Finals WIN 2010 NHRDA World Finals WIN   Banks Sidewinder S-10 Wins Top Diesel at Topeka By John Stewart Bad weather plagued the National Hot Rod Diesel Association’s World Finals last weekend in Topeka, Kansas, holding down attendance and limiting track time.  But in the end, spectators got to see a diesel pickup run at a world record pace. Gale Banks took his record-setting Sidewinder ... Read more about this post

Banks iQ Travel Case Speaker System Banks iQ Travel Case Speaker SystemAdd a whole new dimension of enjoyment to your Banks iQ with a protective case that has built-in speakers! A custom-designed travel companion for your Banks iQ, the new Travel Case has built-in stereo speakers to provide clear, undistorted sound even at higher volumes. It’s the ideal portable speaker system to compliment your iQ, securely storing ... Read more about this post

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK JOIN US ON FACEBOOK    Keep up with what’s going on at Banks Power on Facebook!   Look for updated news and info on the new Banks Power Facebook page. It’s an easy way to access tech articles, racing videos and links to magazine stories. • Be the first to know about new products, latest test results, and upcoming sales. • Got a product ... Read more about this post

Banks Dodge Monster-Ram intake Banks Dodge Monster-Ram intake   New Banks CNC Ported 3″ & 3½” Monster-Rams include multiple auxiliary ports! Just enough is never enough when it comes to engine air flow. Banks’s new Monster-Ram flat-out destroys the competition utilizing the latest in electronic computational fluid-dynamic technology. Tested on the flow bench, the dyno, and finally in the real world, Monster-Ram is a beast ... Read more about this post

California Senator Bob Huff to visit Banks California Senator Bob Huff to visit Banks  On Thursday May 13, California Senator Bob Huff and his staff will be touring the Gale Banks Engineering campus and meeting with Gale Banks to discuss a variety of topics. AZUSA, Calif. – On Thursday May 13, California Senator Bob Huff and his staff will be touring the Gale Banks Engineering campus and meeting with Gale ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster to test and compete in NHRDA event Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster to test and compete in NHRDA eventHere’s your chance to see the rail in action! The Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster will be testing at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California this Saturday and Sunday (May 8th and 9th) in preparation for the NHRDA division 2 drag racing event on May 15th at Sacramento Raceway in Sacramento, California. The Banks Team ... Read more about this post

Mickey Thompson Panel Celebrates Record Mickey Thompson Panel Celebrates RecordMickey Thompson Panel Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Bonneville Record A panel discussion will be held on Saturday, May 15th at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mickey Thompson’s historic run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The panel will consist of family members and a few who worked with him, ... Read more about this post

Banks Dragster Development Continues Banks Dragster Development Continues  All the latest news on the “rail.” On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail’s new “Stroker” 427 cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. Update: January 9, 2012   “Diesel Power magazine covers the rail’s supercharged engine…”   Update: March 19, 2010   “Looking back at Arizona’s Speedworld…”   Update: March 5, 2010   “We’re ready to make ... Read more about this post

Mickey Thompson exhibit at NHRA Museum Mickey Thompson exhibit at NHRA MuseumOn Friday, February 12, 2010 the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum will open a new exhibit honoring the late Mickey Thompson and celebrating the 50th anniversary of his incredible motorsports milestone. Four hundred and six-point-six miles an hour (406.6). The fastest speed that an American driver had ever traveled over land in a wheel-driven vehicle. The ... Read more about this post

New Banks iQ Device Wins Three 2009 SEMA Global Media Awards New Banks iQ Device Wins Three 2009 SEMA Global Media AwardsThe new Banks iQ wins three SEMA Global Media Awards. Las Vegas, Nevada – – In addition to all the “domestic” excitement that the just-concluded debut of the hot new Banks iQ device stirred up; the ultra-versatile vehicle user interface was announced as winning three SEMA Global Media Awards. There were twenty-eight judges representing 16 countries from ... Read more about this post