Jessi Combs is formally the world’s quickest woman. Guinness Globe Records posthumously awarded Combs the title after she was clocked at an normal of 522.783 miles for each hour in completed two-way operates in advance of the crash that took her lifestyle in August 2019. Immediately after her demise, Combs’ spouse and children mentioned that “Jessi’s most notable dream was to come to be the quickest woman on Earth.” Mission attained, Jessi.
According to Guinness, the past report for land pace held by a woman was Kitty O’Neil at 512.710 mph. “Jessi is the initial particular person to crack this report in additional than 40 several years,” states the report-monitoring corporation. Combs’ report pace was set on a dry lake mattress in the Alvord Desert in Oregon on August 27, 2019.
According to an Instagram post prior to the report endeavor, Combs’ North American Eagle workforce was aiming to surpass 600 mph. The Harney County Sheriff’s Office environment in Oregon decided that the crash that finished her lifestyle at age 39 was caused by “a mechanical failure of the front wheel, most probably caused from striking an object on the desert.”
Combs was a co-host for “The Record,” which ran on Autoblog from 2011-2017. She was a nicely-identified tv identity who appeared in quite a few displays, like “Overhaulin'” and “All Girls Garage.” As her spouse and children mentioned when her report operate was submitted to Guinness all through an event celebrating her lifestyle, “she still left this earth driving speedier than any other woman in record.”