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Racecar Driver Jesse Combs Perishes Trying To Beat Record

Jessi Combs, a racecar driver who earned the moniker of “the fastest woman on four wheels,” has passed away at the age of 39.

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Jessi Combs, a racecar driver who earned the moniker of “the fastest woman on four wheels,” has passed away at the age of 39. Combs died Aug. 27 while trying to beat a land speed record.

According to a report on CNN, Combs became the fastest woman on four wheels in 2013 at the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, when she set a record of 398 mph. In October, Combs set a new top speed of 483.2 mph in a shakedown run.

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At the time of her death, she was attempting to beat that most recent record in a jet-powered car in the Alvord Desert, according to the CNN report.

To learn more about her remarkable career and accomplishments, click here.

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