The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California has announced that Gale Banks, president of Gale Banks Engineering, and Jack O’Bannon, five-time NHRA world champion team owner, have been appointed to the museum board of directors.

Banks is president and founder of Gale Banks Engineering, an industry leader in power-enhancing technology and products for both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles based in Azusa, California. He also served on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) board.

In 2009, Gale Banks received a Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame. Later that same year, the Museum opened a long-standing exhibit titled, Banks Power: The First 50 Years, in commemoration of Banks’ notable contributions to motorsports and the automotive industry.

O’Bannon is a five-time NHRA Top Alcohol dragster world champion team owner with Rick Santos as his driver. He is a hot rod enthusiast and entrepreneur.

The museum board of directors includes chairman Thomas McKernan, Alex Xydias, Steve Gibbs, Dave McClelland, Wayne McMurtry, Peter Clifford, Gary Darcy and now Banks and O’Bannon.

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