Gale Banks Engineering Partners with Mike Ryan Motorsports on Freightliner Cascadia Race Truck to Debut at Mid-America Trucking Show
Azusa, California (March 15, 2013)—In their ongoing motorsports program, Gale Banks Engineering has partnered with Mike Ryan Motorsports to add Banks Power to Ryan’s Freightliner Cascadia race truck debuting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, March 21-23. Mike Ryan has been racing a Freightliner Class 8 at the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb since 1997. The addition of Banks Power systems will ensure that Ryan sets a new world record at this year’s 12.4-mile “Race to the Clouds.”
“We’re very enthusiastic about this opportunity to partner with Mike Ryan on his latest Freightliner race truck,” Gale Banks said. “Mike has become the master in Class 8 motorsports and we’re proud to add our advanced powertrain and electronics systems. We believe we can help take Mike to the next level in his campaign.”
Systems to be installed at the Banks Advanced Concepts Engineering facility include Banks Ram-Air® Intake, Techni-Cooler®, Super-Turbo (Supercharger/Turbocharger configuration), Straight Shot™water methanol injection, Banks iQ® man-machine interface and Monster® Exhaust.
Ryan is not only a professional race driver; he has been a stunt driver and stunt coordinator in the film and entertainment industry since 1977. He has worked on over 500 feature films, television shows and commercials, including such hits as “Terminator II” and “Fast & Furious 5 & 6”.
“Gale and I have known each other for many years,” Ryan said. “I’ve always been impressed with his engineering expertise and motorsports success. They possess the ability to take the truck to the next level and validate every improvement along the way that few other companies could ever match. I’m very excited about teaming with him and his company in this year’s competition.”
The Freightliner Cascadia will be seen at various trade shows and drifting events in addition to competing at this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
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