Born in Rapid City South Dakota, she graduated from Stevens High in 1998, she could have gone to interior design school on a scholarship but instead chose to pursue snowboarding in Denver. Then she graduated from Wyo Tech in 2004 at the top of her class, and she was quickly on the 1st season of OverHaulin', on Mythbusters 2009-10, and competed in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles in 2015
Sidenote of cool interest, her great grandmother was a Stanley Steamer racer, and spokesman for Goodrich tires
Combs set the women’s land speed record on October 9, 2013 with an official run of 398.95 mph, breaking the previously held record of of 308.51 mph held by Lee Breedlove.
Jessi was a host of Xtreme 4×4 on PowerBlock and also appeared on Overhaulin’ , Mythbusters and All Girls Garage.
the Alvord Desert in southeast Oregon, mentioned in last years post https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/09/two-places-in-western-usa-to-land-speed.html as being too soft for 700 mph runs for the land speed record
The Harney County Sheriff’s Office said it received a 911 call shortly after 4 p.m. reporting the crash on the desert, a dry lake bed located in the southern part of the county, southeast of Steens Mountain.
Her boyfriend was first on scene, and had this on https://www.facebook.com/terry.l.madden/videos/10211648656091866/
So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said.
Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her, you are all going to see things on news please believe non of them..
we the family have drafted a release and it will come out today with more proper info
Please donate to nothing, we are finishing the documentary as she wished and the world will know the truth and her foundation will use those funds to do amazing things in this world and make her legacy live on properly.
In the coming days her family and I will get the proper channels put together that you can then donate to that foundation but until you hear it from me wait please-I don’t want some asshole profiting off this (all ready had one try to sell us a video)... .
May we all clock out doing something we enjoy, adventurous, after making friends, winning races, motivating others, and blazing a trail through life... instead of old and decrepit. Only the good die young, though it's no damn consolation no matter how you look at it. She won't be forgotten