Builder, racer, and entrepreneur Jessi Combs sped through life in a hurry. Born in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Combs established a career path in fabrication early in life, earning a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication at WyoTech, debuting her first custom project at Specialty Equipment Marketing Association’s (SEMA) show in 2004.
Combs’ unique skill set and personality led her to many host appearances on television shows which she used to gain experience but also to further define her identity as a metal fabricator, builder, industrial artist, and driver.
“Set no boundaries, get out and play, be creative, go fast and take chances, and never give up” ~ Jessi Combs
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As a racer, Combs competed in endurance challenges such as the Baja 1000, the all-women’s Rallye Aicha des Gazelles and became the first female to ever place at Ultra4’s King of the Hammers, achieving a class win in 2014.
In 2013, Combs became the fastest woman on four-wheels with the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, holding a record of 398 mph with a top speed of 483.227 mph. On August 27th, 2019 Combs was killed in a crash while attempting to set another speed record.