Superchargers require lots of parts!
May 22, 2013
So last time we updated in here, one of the new items we spoke about was the supercharger piece of the Banks Super-Turbo. As it turns out, there are a lot of parts required for this particular piece. The photo shows the parts we have gathered so far, and thats not to mention all the custom parts we have built and are still producing for this one of a kind custom project. Once we have completed producing and gathering all the necessary pieces, we will update you with more photos and details on how the build is going. Stay tuned for more!
New parts mean more fun!
May 10, 2013
As the build progresses, more parts are coming together. The supercharger part of the Banks Super-Turbo is starting to develop. Not to mention the Banks StraightShot injection (full race version) system that will be installed including multiple pumps, nozzle arrays and solenoids feeding into various stages of the airstream to optimize the power. And to allow this beast to breathe (3,000+ CFM potential), a custom airbox with three separate air filters (yes 3) is being built to make sure we do not lose air flow at high altitude. There's plenty more to come and we will keep you posted as the build progresses!
Watch live on Race day - June 30th
April 23, 2013
The best way to experience the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in person. Not everyone can make it out, and if we all could, we wouldn't all fit on the mountain! So for the rest of us, PPIHC is teaming with Red Bull Media House to bring the event to us. Race fans will be able to follow the event live with their computer or smart phone. For more information, visit PPIHC's website…
Coming home: The fun begins!
After a short series of shows, the Freightliner Cascadia
returns to Banks Race Shop to begin work on the Banks Super-Turbo engine.
April 9, 2013
After a short run of shows across the country, the Freightliner Race Truck has returned to our race shop here in Azusa, CA. Now our race team will begin the tear down and design for the new Banks Super-Turbo engine that will power this beast up Pikes Peak this June. Stay tuned for more as the build progresses.
Banks Power and Mike Ryan Motorsports take on Pikes Peak
Freightliner Cascadia Race Truck to Debut at Mid-America Trucking Show
March 19, 2013
Azusa, California (March 19, 2013) — Gale Banks and Mike Ryan are two men who know how to set records. This June 30th, at the Pikes Peak Annual Hill Climb, they plan to do just that! In their ongoing motorsports program, Banks Power has partnered with Mike Ryan to add Banks Racing equipment to Ryan’s Freightliner Cascadia racer. The Freightliner is debuting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, March 21-23. Mike Ryan has raced a Freightliner Class 8, at the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb, since 1997. The addition of Banks Racing equipment will ensure that Ryan has a good chance at setting a new world record, at this year’s 12.4-mile “Race to the Clouds.”
“I’m pumped up about this opportunity to partner with Mike on his latest Freightliner race truck,” Gale Banks said. “Mike is the master in Class 8 motorsports and I’m proud to run with him. Everyone at Banks believes we can help take Mike’s Detroit Diesel powered Freightliner to the next level.”
Banks intends to install their Banks Racing; Ram-Air® intake, TechniCooler® intercooler and intercooler spray system, StraightShot™ multistage-multipoint water injection system, Banks iQ Man-Machine Interface (MMI), Banks SpeedBrake™ system, and Monster® exhaust. The crowning touch, according to Banks, will be the addition of their new Banks Super-Turbo, altitude compensating, forced air induction and control system.
Ryan is not only a professional race driver; he has been a stunt driver and stunt coordinator in the film and entertainment industry since 1977. He has worked on over 500 feature films, television shows and commercials, including such hits as “Terminator II” and “Fast & Furious 5 & 6”.
“Gale and I have known each other for many years,” Ryan said. “I’ve always been impressed with his engineering expertise and motorsports success. They possess the ability to take the truck to the next level and validate every improvement along the way that few other companies could ever match. I’m very excited about teaming with him and his company in this year’s competition.”
Mike Ryan’s, Banks enhanced, Detroit Diesel powered Freightliner Cascadia will be seen at various trade shows and drifting events in addition to competing at this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
For additional information please visit the following:
Banks Power bankspower.com,
Mike Ryan mikeryanmotorsports.com ,
Pikes Peak ppihc.com