Jessi Combs

American racing driver

Jessica Combs[1] (July 27, 1980 – August 27, 2019)[2] was an American professional racer, television personality, and metal fabricator. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels".[3]

Jessi Combs
Jessi Combs at SEMA Show 2012 (8158037371) (cropped).jpg
Jessi Combs at SEMA Show in 2012
Born(1980-07-27)July 27, 1980
DiedAugust 27, 2019(2019-08-27) (aged 39)
  • Racer
  • television personality
  • metal fabricator

She co-hosted the Spike TV show Xtreme 4x4 for more than 90 episodes from 2005 to 2009.[4] Other television shows she appeared on included Overhaulin', Mythbusters, The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die, All Girls Garage,[5] and Science Channel's How to Build... Everything in 2016.[6]

Combs was killed during a land speed record attempt as part of the North American Eagle Project on August 27, 2019, in the Alvord Desert, Oregon at the age of 39.[2]


  1. "Professional female driver and TV host dies attempting to break land speed record". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash". Jalopnik. Gizmodo Media Group. August 28, 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  3. Asmelash, Leah (August 29, 2019). "Race car driver Jessi Combs, known as the 'fastest woman on four wheels,' dies while trying to beat record". CNN. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  4. "Jessi Combs Official Website". Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  5. "Jessi Combs Official Website". Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  6. "'How to Build... Everything' explores mankind's greatest inventions with fun flair — exclusive". May 27, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2019.