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Jessi Combs was an American professional racer, television personality, and metal fabricator. She was best known for her appearances on the television series MythBusters, Overhaulin', and Xtreme 4x4. She was also the first female to break the 400 mph barrier in a four-wheeled vehicle. Combs was born on July 27, 1980, in Rockerville, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Terry Combs and Jody Combs. She had two siblings, a brother named Eric and a sister named Jenny. Combs attended WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming, where she studied automotive and fabrication. She graduated in 2004. Combs began her career as a professional racer in 2005. She competed in the Baja 1000, the Mint 400, and the Ultra4 Racing Series. She also competed in the Formula Off-Road series in Iceland. In 2007, Combs began appearing on the television series MythBusters. She was a regular cast member until 2014. She also appeared on the television series Overhaulin' and Xtreme 4x4. In 2013, Combs became the first female to break the 400 mph barrier in a four-wheeled vehicle. She achieved this feat in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger. Combs died on August 27, 2019, in a crash while attempting to break her own land speed record. She was 39 years old.

Popular As Jessica Michelle Combs
Occupation Racer,Metal Fabricator,Television Personality
Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 27 July, 1980
Birthday 27 July
Birthplace Rockerville, South Dakota, U.S.
Date of death August 27, 2019
Died Place Alvord Desert, Oregon, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Combs died on August 27, 2019 after crashing a jet-powered car while attempting to break a land speed record as part of the North American Eagle Project on a dry lake bed in the Alvord Desert, Oregon. The crash was caused by a failure of a front wheel, likely caused by hitting an object in the desert, which caused the front wheel assembly to collapse at speeds approaching 512.71 mph (825.13 km/h). The official cause of death was determined to be "blunt force trauma to the head" occurring prior to the fire that engulfed the race vehicle after the crash."

Combs’ two runs in opposite directions across Oregon’s Alvord Desert on Aug. 27 averaged 531.89 mph (855.99 km/h), which would break the current women’s land speed record of 512.71 mph (825.13 km/h), set in 1976 by Kitty O’Neil at the same location, and so her fatal land speed record attempt has been sent to Guinness for verification.


In 2018, Combs appeared on the Discovery channel panel show Break Room.

Also in 2018, Combs appeared on an episode of Jay Leno's Garage as Jay Leno's guest driver of a Bugatti Chiron.


Combs was also a 2014 Ultra 4 Spec Class National Champion with Falken Tire. In 2016, she took first place in King of the Hammers with the Savvy Off Road team in the EMC Modified Class and a 2017 12th-place finish in the Unlimited Class driving the same Stock Mod car.


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). In doing so, she broke the 48-year-old women's land speed record, a 308.506 mph (496.492 km/h) run average set by Lee Breedlove in Spirit of America - Sonic 1 in 1965. On September 7, 2016, Combs set a new top speed of 477.59 mph (768.61 km/h) driving the Other American Eagle.


In 2012, Combs became a co-host with Chris Jacobs for the sixth season of Overhaulin's re-launch on the Velocity and Discovery channels.


Starting in 2011, Combs hosted the Autoblog series, The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die, alongside co-host Patrick McIntyre.

From 2011 to 2014, Combs served as one of the hosts of All Girls Garage on Velocity (now Motor Trend network). The basis of the show was women repairing and upgrading new and classic automobiles.


In 2009, Combs appeared in twelve episodes of the seventh season of MythBusters while Kari Byron was on maternity leave.


Combs hosted the television show Xtreme 4x4, a part of the Powerblock, for four years. Following an on-set accident, Combs announced in February 2008 that she would leave the show.


She co-hosted the Spike TV show Xtreme 4x4 for more than 90 episodes from 2005 to 2009. Other television shows she appeared on included Overhaulin', Mythbusters, The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die, All Girls Garage, and Science Channel's How to Build... Everything in 2016.


She graduated from Stevens High School in 1998. Combs graduated from WyoTech in 2004, where she attended the Collision & Refinishing Core Program, the Street Rod Fabrication and Custom Fabrication, and High Performance Powertrain programs. Following her graduation, Combs's first professional job came after the WyoTech marketing department hired her and another student to build a car from the ground up in six months to debut at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association's (SEMA) show.


Jessica M. Combs (July 27, 1980 – August 27, 2019) was an American professional racer, television personality, and metal fabricator. She set a women's land speed class record (four wheels) in 2013 and broke her own record in 2016. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels.”

Combs was born in Rockerville, South Dakota, on July 27, 1980, the daughter of Jamie Combs and Nina Darrington. The family moved to Piedmont, South Dakota, when she was two years old. She had three siblings, Kelly Combs, Austin Darrington, Danielle Theis, and two stepsiblings, Rebekah Hall and Arielle Hall. Combs' great-grandmother was Nina DeBow, a jazz pianist who raced Stanley Steamers.