Jessi Combs Officially Recognized as “Fastest Woman On Earth” by Guinness Book of World Records
Last year, the world would be greeted by the tragic death of the automotive community figurehead, Jessi Combs. Combs passed during what was determined to be damage to a wheel after hitting a piece of debris. The incident would occur during what would later be determined to be the official land speed record run.
In a posthumous recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records, Jessi Combs has been named the “Fastest Woman on Earth.”
The recognized speed of 522.783 mph was achieved by Combs in the Alvord Desert in Oregon last August. The speed would be achieved on the run that resulted in a crash that would take her life. With the pass, Jessi would be the first to break the record in over 40 years. The previous best was held by Kitty O’Neil at 512.710 mph. That record stood since 1976.
This might not be the final record, though. It appears as if there might be some clarification to come on the official result.
The passes in her 52,000 horsepower North American Eagle Supersonic Challenger don’t match the record that Guinness acknowledged. The team is said to have submitted a run at 515.346 MPH and another at 548.432 MPH. The average of the two, which is the protocol for determining these records as far as we know, amounts to 531.889. That’s quite the discrepancy when positioned against the 522 mph record that has been published. We have reached out to the record-keeping agency and will keep you posted with any updates.
Combs’s family said that one of Jessi’s most notable dreams was to become the fastest woman on Earth. At the end of the day, we can say “job well done, Jessi!”
In addition, she had quite the track record in the automotive community. Combs would appear on shows like “Overhauling,” “Myth Busters,” and “All Girls Garage.”
The video below shows Jessi Combs setting a new women’s land speed record, piloting the North American Eagle Supersonic Land Speed Challender vehicle to a 2-way average speed of nearly 394 mph on October 9, 2013 at the Alvord Desert dry lakebed in southeast Oregon. She later broke the record on August 27, 2019 522.783 mph.
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The creation of The Jessi Combs Foundation (thejessicombsfoundation.com), an organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.
“I ask that…all of you celebrate my life and everything I stand for. I ask that you do everything in your power to share my mission, what I put my entire life on the line for. To reveal to this world what they are capable of, by showing them the confidence and abilities they already possess.” – Jessi Combs
We are honored to announce the creation of The Jessi Combs Foundation (thejessicombsfoundation.com), an organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.“I ask that…all of you celebrate my life and everything I stand for. I ask that you do everything in your power to share my mission, what I put my entire life on the line for. To reveal to this world what they are capable of, by showing them the confidence and abilities they already possess.” – Jessi Combs
Posted by Jessi Combs on Wednesday, September 18, 2019