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All of the NHRA Museum news stories are right here NHRA Museum, out front with Banks Sidewinder Dragster and hotrodWhat’s been happening at the NHRA Motorsports Museum? Here’s a compilation of stories on everything related to the museum. Here is a compilation of all the NHRA Museum-related news… Gale’s on-board at the NHRA Motorsports Museum: The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today that Gale Banks, president of ... Read more about this post

Finding the Limits of the Duramax When you think of racing engines, diesel is not the first thing that comes to mind. Racing engines are typically light weight and high-revving, while diesels are bulky, heavy and slower turning. So what is Gale Banks doing racing with all those Duramax engines? When you think of racing engines, diesel is not the first thing ... Read more about this post

Humvee Transmission and Suspension Upgrades In addition to turbo and exhaust brake upfit systems that dramatically improve the vehicle performance, Humvees need better transmissions and suspension systems. What will Gale Banks do about that? Desert racing is an experience like no other. Competitors battle the terrain as much as they battle each other. If you get beat by the course, you ... Read more about this post

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