Posts Categorized: Banks Race Shop

Fifty-six Years of Hanky Panky

I’ll bet that Raymond Lowey has been spinning in his grave the last 25 years after seeing Gary Vail’s beautiful hot rod restoration on this Lowey design. Lowey’s ’53 Studebaker, Starlight Coupe changed the American automotive landscape. The little GEN 1 small block makes 3 per inch or 770hp at 9400rpm with a red line… Read more »

The Fight against The EPA´s Ban on Race Rigs Gains Steam!

After the overreach of the EPA proposal to ban the conversion of street cars and trucks to race only rigs was discovered, the pushback is gaining ground. Recently, the White House’s “We the People” petition center received almost two times the required signatures, requesting that this outrage be stopped. The minimum required is just 1-million, to… Read more »

Testing has begun on the new Ford F150 Ecoboost Truck

How do I know this? Here’s some proof. This is  photo of Chris Otani (in the truck) and Ross Korns setting up the Banks Power Dyno to do some testing on the F150. I’m not allowed to show you what products have been installed. But once I get the ok, we’ll be posting more information… Read more »

Another “Sleeper” at Banks Power

This is another “sleeper” in the Banks Power stable. This 1991 Chevy SS (took out a 454) shop truck has a Banks twin-turbo 366ci small block that runs on 91 octane; it makes 675HP at the rear wheels and over 900 lbft of torque.

The Gale Banks 427″ V8 Diesel Racing Engine

I’m not a good spectator. If I’m not competing I stay at the shop. If I am competing I want the longest race possible. I’m an adrenaline junky! As an engine builder I like all forms of racing but, I love endurance racing! Endurance racing keeps your heart rate up for hours and sometimes even… Read more »

Gale Banks Needs Some Help!

Automotive Firmware Engineers Move to SoCal today! Banks is Hiring At Banks, the design and manufacture of electronic devices for engine and powertrain control, CAN bus communication, data logging, and instrumentation are woven into the fabric of of our company! In our 57th year, Banks is facing strong product demand at an exceptional and unprecedented… Read more »

Water Methanol Injection Uses

Just recently we received a message asking if the Banks Straight-Shot Water Methanol System can be used as an intercooler spray. Dear Banks Team, would it be possible to use your straight water shot system as an intercooler spray? I’m from Germany and the TÜV is only okay with that kind of system. Thank you… Read more »

Black Line Fever: 283 mph with Gale Banks.

At the Bonneville Salt Flats, there’s a 5-mile-long black line that’s seen Pontiacs from Mickey Thompson’s four-engine Challenger 1 to the hand-down fastest Firebird of all: the Banks/Pontiac Twin Turbo GTA. Specially modified to handle an intercooled, twin turbo 7.5L 2200 hp V8, the Banks/Pontiac GTA posted a two-way average of 268 mph, with a… Read more »