Jessi Combs was killed doing a Land-Speed Record Attempt in a Jet Car at Alvord Desert

Jessi Combs was a vehicle builder, racer, fabricator, TV personality, and a leader in the automotive world. She died Tuesday August 27, 2019 (aged 39) while attempting to break her own land-speed record of 398 mph.

Xtreme 4×4, Overhaulin’, Truck U, Two Guys Garage. All Girls Garage, and Mythbusters.

2017 – Ultra 4 King of the Hammers – 12th – 4400 Class
2016 – Ultra 4 King of the Hammers – 1st – EMC Modified Class [15]
2015 – Rallye Aicha des Gazelles (9 off-road rally race) – 1st – First Participation – 10th overall
2015 – SCORE Baja 1000 – 2nd – Class 7
2014 – Ultra 4 King of the Hammers – 1st – Spec Class
2014 – Ultra 4 National Championship – 1st – Spec Class
2014 – Ultra 4 Western Region Series – 1st – Spec Class
2014 – Ultra 4 American Rock Sports Challenge – 3rd – Spec Class
2014 – Ultra 4 Glen Helen Grand Prix – 2nd – Spec Class
2014 – Ultra 4 Stampede – 1st – Legends Class
2013 – Set women’s land speed record – 398 mph with a top speed of 440 mph
2011 – SCORE Baja 1000 – 2nd – Class 10 [16]
On October 9, 2013, Combs drove the North American Eagle (NaE) Supersonic Speed Challenger at the Alvord desert, claiming the women’s 4-wheel land speed record with an official run of 398.954 mph
(632 km/h) and a top speed of 440.709 mph (709 km/h).[17] In doing so, she broke the 48-year-old women’s land speed record, a 308.51 mph run average, set by Lee Breedlove in 1965.[18] On September

Condolences have been through-out the automotive world.

The Official Chip Foose
August 28 at 11:01 AM ·
So sad to hear of Jessi’s passing, I will miss her and so will our industry. She attacked all her projects with a smile and 110% passion. She chased her dream to be the fastest and she was.

Remembering the better times and sharing this picture of the first time I met her as a WyoTech student from our Season 1 Overhaulin build.

God speed Jessi.


Jessi Combs posted on Instagram days before the crash. “It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire… those who are willing, are those who achieve great things… People say I’m crazy. I say thank you,” she wrote in the caption.

Jessi Combs

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