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Fastest racer woman died while tried to break own record


Fastest racer woman died Tuesday trying to break her own land-speed record in Oregon. Jessi Combs was known as the world’s “fastest woman on four wheels.” In the Oregon desert, she died as she was trying to beat her own record. She was 39.

The race car driver and television star Jessi Combs died while driving her jet-powered car, a North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, in the Alvord Desert.

“It is with extreme grief, and in celebration of her life that her family and close friends share that race car driver, and TV personality Jessi Combs, passed away in a fatal crash, as she pursued setting a land speed record in the North American Eagle on August, 27th 2019 on a dry lake bed in Oregon,” a spokesperson for Combs family says Yahoo Entertainment. “The details of the crash have not been released at this time.”

Combs dubbed the “fastest woman on four wheels,” hosted shows including All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and a season of Discovery’s MythBusters. Last year, she appeared in an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. She was a performance driver for films and commercials, but her passion was competitive driving.

Fastest racer woman dead, but she’ll stay alive in minds

However, without any details of this terrible accident, her loving personality has made many hearts sad for her death.

“Jessi’s bright smile, positivity, and tenacious pursuit of her dreams inspired everyone who met her. Her drive and spirit were infectious, and she served as a role model for young girls and women around the world,” the family’s declaration continues. “People that loved her and followed her became family, all bonded together by adventure and passion. Her fans adored her, and she lived to inspire them. Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012. Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history.”

Fastest racer woman died trying to break her record
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Jessi was circled by family and friends at the time of her passing. “Jessi lived fearlessly and her legacy lives on in the countless lives she touched,” her family concludes.

Let’s see Jessi Combs life from a closer view

Jessi Combs was born in Rockerville, South Dakota, on July 27, 1980, the daughter of Jamie Combs and Nina Darrington. In 2004, Combs graduated from WyoTech in the Collision & Refinishing Core Program, as well as the Street Rod Fabrication and Custom Fabrication and High-Performance Powertrain programs, all at the head of her class.

In 2013, Combs broke the four-wheeled women’s land speed record at about 393 mph in her 52,000-horsepower, 56-foot-long, North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger.

Fastest racer woman died but she is survived by her parents, siblings, step-siblings, and love Terry Madden. He shared news of the “horrific accident” on Instagram Wednesday, writing, “I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!!”

In 2016, she broke her own record at 440 mph too. Both achievements were on the dried lake bed of the Alvord Desert. Last year’s attempt to break her record ended early, although she hit a top speed of 483 mph prior to mechanical problems.

A celebration of her life in being planned and a foundation is being created to continue her efforts to empower women and young girls to follow their dreams.

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So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said. I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman @thejessicombs she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know. Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!! I’m not ok, but she is right here keeping my going-I made her a promise that if this didn’t go well that I would make sure and do good with it, please help me with that, you are all going to see things on news please believe non of them.. we the family have drafted a release and it will come out today with more proper info, but I was just woke up by the media tracking me down and I need everyone of her true friends to do what she would want “take a deep breath, relax” and do good things with this. Please donate to nothing, I know there will be people try, we are finishing the documentary as she wished and the world will know the truth and her foundation will use those funds to do amazing things in this world and make her legacy live on properly. In the coming days her family and I will get the proper channels put together that you can then donate to that foundation but until you hear it from me wait please-I don’t want some asshole profiting off this (all ready had one try to sell us a video)… . . Love you all and thank you all for being such amazing friends to her, she dedicated her life to helping support others dreams and I promise I will continue that.

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