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[Source: Banks Power, PickupTruck.com]
Wittmann, Arizona December 18, 2007 - - "We were just at the
strip to test a new torque converter set-up; but the clocks told us that
we were going even quicker and faster than we did a month ago when
we set a new record in Las Vegas," said a beaming Gale Banks. "I
couldn't be more proud of this team and their accomplishment."
Turning an astonishing 7.96 seconds at 167.34 miles an hour, the
Duramax-powered Banks Sidewinder S-10 became the first diesel truck
into the sevens on only its fifteenth and fastest-ever pass down a
quarter mile drag strip.
The S-10 ran this new record with the same road-racing specification
engine that it used at the ACDelco Nationals. A new (stronger) drag
race specification engine is on the engine stand at Banks right now.
This test took place at the NHRA-sanctioned Speedworld Dragstrip in