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Gale Banks Engineering Runs Fastest Quarter Mile Pass in NHRDA History

Speedworld Dragstrip Whitman AZ:
1st run 7.87 ET at 175.45 MPH
2nd run 7.90 ET at 174.40 MPH​

October 4th 2009 during the NHRDA Desert Diesel Truck Nationals in Phoenix Arizona , Gale Banks Engineering ran the fastest pass in the history of the NHRDA and backed it up within 1% .


Driver Wes Anderson
Vehicle 2001 Pro Stock Chevy S-10
Chassis Don Ness tube chassis
Motor Chevy 6.6 Duramax ( estimated HP 1300 at 5500 RPM )
Turbo Twin Garret TR30R Turbos run in parallel
Tranny Bruno BRT converter drive , Hughes converter , Liberty extreme clutchless 5 speed
Rearend Don Ness fabricated housing, Mark Williams’s axles and third member

Again the NHRDA wants to congratulate the Banks team on a great weekend of diesel drag racing.
 

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Website cannot be found for the video. We want to see video, please.:D
 

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We had an issue with the video, we are correcting it and the link should work tomorrow. Also we know the date is wrong, should be 2008. If a mod would like to edit it for us that would be great!

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Can not wait to see the video... Congrats...
 

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Boy that thing is impressive. Congrats.
 

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It's getting there, but I'm still not overly impressed with those times for a full tube chassis race car.

This car is totally street legal, stock IRS suspension, has a nice stereo, A/C, full interior, etc. It's a real street car on street legal drag radials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqOGoRwwSmM

7.58 @190

Not too bad for a car that gets driven to the race.

That truck needs to be in the 6's with that tire and chassis combo.
 

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Well DUH...... Stevie Wonder can see that gas cars are still faster:rolleyes:

Its rather impressive because of its DIESEL power.....


Considering Americans have be hot rodding gas engines for about a century or so but have been only hot rodding diesel engines for a decade or so (in large numbers) I think diesel is off to a great start.
 

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I'm real impressed too. That Banks car is awesome. It's doing what nobody else has done in a place where few people have gone. They're in mostly uncharted waters. The Banks car keeps going faster and it'll get there.
 

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Well DUH...... Stevie Wonder can see that gas cars are still faster:rolleyes:

Its rather impressive because of its DIESEL power.....


Considering Americans have be hot rodding gas engines for about a century or so but have been only hot rodding diesel engines for a decade or so (in large numbers) I think diesel is off to a great start.
Exactly, let's see another DEIESL runs these kinds of numbers:D
 

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Diesel or not, a big power tube chassis race car getting hammered on by a street legal car is kinda sad.

Audi didn't cry about ohhh it's a diesel, they went out and put the smack down.
 

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Well it's obvious you don't have any idea what it takes to make a diesel engine go this fast in the quarter that's for sure.
What the heck....with 20% front tint, 35" tires, and a bumper cover he's almost there. Just a little more bling and he'll be in the 7's.
 
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