Jessi Combs is officially the world’s speediest girl. Guinness Planet Data posthumously awarded Combs the title soon after she was clocked at an common of 522.783 miles per hour in concluded two-way operates before the crash that took her everyday living in August 2019. Following her dying, Combs’ family members mentioned that “Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth.” Mission attained, Jessi.
According to Guinness, the former file for land speed held by a girl was Kitty O’Neil at 512.710 mph. “Jessi is the very first human being to break this history in additional than 40 years,” claims the record-tracking company. Combs’ file velocity was set on a dry lake mattress in the Alvord Desert in Oregon on August 27, 2019.
In accordance to an Instagram put up prior to the report attempt, Combs’ North American Eagle staff was aiming to surpass 600 mph. The Harney County Sheriff’s Business in Oregon identified that the crash that finished her everyday living at age 39 was caused by “a mechanical failure of the front wheel, most probably caused from putting an object on the desert.”
Combs was a co-host for “The List,” which ran on Autoblog from 2011-2017. She was a effectively-recognized tv identity who appeared in numerous displays, which includes “Overhauling” and “All Ladies Garage.” As her loved ones stated when her file operate was submitted to Guinness during an party celebrating her life, “she still left this earth driving more rapidly than any other woman in background.”
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