Diesel powered rail
This is a 285" spitzer with a 12 valve cummins in it. Pretty mild tune, Its
currentley in the 5`s
Banks Top Diesel Dragster: NHRDA Nationals
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. The numbers for this trip out
were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @
181.08. We've also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a
separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo'd Duramax, and now we're getting set to hit
the track with a supercharged configuration. Stay tuned for that! More info
Diesel Funny car
This thing will eventually top 200 mph. I think its less than a year old
and they are still perfecting it. Its a Top Fuel funny car chassis and
body with a Cummins diesel engine with turbo AND Nitrous. The RPMs they can turn are just amazing.
Banks Top Diesel Dragster
The construction in Banks' race shop and the unveiling at SEMA '08 of Banks
Power's very latest racing adventure/test probe, the Sidewinder Top Diesel
This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359
Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in
the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle
rails, not sure how long it will end up being.
Banks Super-Turbo Freightliner RACE FOOTAGE
Truck did great. It rained and snowed later in the day when it was our time
to race. So driver Mike Ryan couldn't go 100%, but he did an awesome job.
Had to take it easy in the corners but hammered it in the straights. Next
year, weather permitting, we will be back to destroy the record!
A couple things we'd like to point out... those spectators at 0:59 are
crazy close to the track! And at 2:27 you can see that yes, it was indeed
very wet up there when we ran.
See more videos from the mountain and from the race shop, plus get all the
tech specs here: http://www.bankspower.com/pikespeak
Jay Leno's tank car gets Banks turbos
Here's Jay Leno's infamous "tank car" in the race shop at Gale Banks
Engineering. The Korean-War-era M47 Patton tank engine had 810 hp when it
came to Banks -- it left with 1600 hp (and according to Jay, the fuel
economy is even better). See bankspower.com for the full story.