Known as the “fastest woman on four wheels”, professional race car driver Jessi Combs tragically passed away one year ago today while attempting to break her own land speed record on a dry lake bed in Oregon. In 2013, Combs drove the jet-powered North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger and reached 398 miles per hour, claiming the women's four-wheel land speed record — but that wasn’t fast enough for Combs. Aiming for 619 miles per hour, Combs was making her second official attempt to beat her record this weekend when a major high-speed crash tragically claimed the life of the trailblazing racer at just thirty-six years old.
“It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire. Those who are willing are those who achieve great things.” —