Jessi Combs is officially the fastest woman on earth

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jessi Combs passed away nearly one year ago attempting to become the fastest woman on earth. The racer, who also was a TV personality, finally claimed the honor.

Combs; however, is not alive to see this achievement, as she passed away on August 27, 2019 in Oregon. On Wednesday, the Combs received the honor that she was seeking.

Former Overhaulin' co-host Jessi Combs is on a discussion plan at the Discovery Networks/Velocity portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour
Jessi Combs is on a discussion plan at the Discovery Networks/Velocity portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour (Getty Images)

The Guinness Book of World Records as recognized Combs as the fastest female land speed record holder. The record that Combs had was a 841.338 kph (522.783 mph) in the Alvord Dessert in Oregon on the day she passed away.

After breaking this record, she attempted to go at least 600 mph. However, there was disaster on this attempt, which ultimately cost her an opportunity to attempt it again in the future, as she died.

Combs was the first person to break the previos record in more than 40-years, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Kitty O’Neil was the previous record holder with 512.71 mph at the same location in 1976.

The 39-year-old — which was doing this as part of the North American Eagle Project — lost her life due to the front wheel hitting an object during a pass. Combs was reportedly going 512.71 mph at the time of the accident.

She officially died from “blunt force trauma to the head,” which likely happened before a fire engulfed the vehicle.

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