It was a tragedy when racer and stuntwoman Jessi Combs lost her life while trying to break the world record for world's fastest woman. But her efforts won't be in vain. According to a recent announcement, her attempts will still be submitted to Guinness for world-record consideration.
The record for the fastest woman in the world, held by Kitty O'Neil, was set in 1976 at 512.7 miles per hour. On August 27, Combs attempted to beat the record. She made two runs, one at 515.346 mph and one at 548.432 mph. According to a report by Autoblog, the average of her times (531.889 mph) will be sent to Guinness for approval and certification.
The announcement was made during the dedication of an exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum, who will be holding a temporary exhibit in her honor called "Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed." The exhibit will benefit a newly founded organization called the Jessi Combs Foundation, which will be dedicated to helping and inspiring future female stereotype breakers.
We can only hope that Combs' record is accepted by Guinness. She's one of the most influential women in the automotive world.
Jessi Combs' Fatal Record-Breaking Attempt to be Submitted to Guinness
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