Seeing this Hummer H1 accelerate is similar to seeing a 747 passenger jet taking off. Something so big shouldn’t be able to move so quickly, but were thankful to live in a world where a 970,000 lb lump of metal can fly and a 7,000 Hummer can do 0-60 mph faster than most sports cars.
This video was taken at the Santa Maria Speedway in Southern California. The venue is home to a 1/3 oval dirt track for sprint cars, but also features a sandy quarter-mile for purpose-built sand dragsters. These sand dragsters usually look like your average tarmac dragster with paddle tires on the rear, but the owner of the Hummer apparently wanted a more off-road appropriate look.
There’s little info on the sunburnt orange Hummer, but we’re going to take an educated guess and say it isn’t powered by the standard H1’s Detroit Diesel V8, but some other type of forced induction Chevrolet small block. We also reckon the central tire inflation system and some of the other off-roading features have been stripped from this Hummer for weight-saving purposes.
This might not be the quickest sand dragster around, but it’s likely one of the fastest H1’s on the face of the planet. Check out the video below for what may the most American thing you watch all day.