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‘Fastest Woman on Four Wheels’ Dies Trying to Beat Her Own Record

On August 27, professional race driver, TV personality, and metal fabricator Jessi Combs died while attempting to beat one of her personal records. She was 36.

According to Jalopnik, Combs — who has held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” since setting a record speed of 398 mph in 2013 — suffered a fatal crash while trying to beat her land-speed record in a jet-powered car. The crash, in Oregon’s Alvord Desert, happened around 4 p.m., according to local reports.

“Combs was a legend in the automotive world,” Road and Track wrote after her death, listing the various racing events in which Combs had highly placed: Ultra4’s King of the Hammers, the Baja 1000, and Rallye Aicha des Gazelles. When not racing, Combs made frequent TV appearances and served as a host of Mythbusters. (She also, per Jalopnik, designed a line of women’s welding gear.)  READ MORE…

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