It would make her the fastest woman on Earth.
The speed that automotive fabricator, builder, TV presenter, motor racing competitor, and all-around bad-ass, Jessi Combs achieved leading up to the crash that killed her is being submitted to Guinness for consideration as a world record.
While attempting to set the record for the fastest woman on Earth, Combs completed two runs with one registering at 515.346 mph and the other at 548.432 mph. Autoblog is reporting the submission was announced at the event held in her honor at the Peterson Automotive Museum over the weekend. If certified, it will break Kitty O'Neil's previous record of 512.7 mph that she set in 1976 using a three-wheeled rocket-powered vehicle.
The speed being submitted to Guinness is 531.889 mph, which is the average speed of the two runs. Combs was already the fastest woman on four-wheels having reached 398 mph in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013. She achieved speeds over 483 mph, but they were ruled out due to mechanical issues.
"Jessi's most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012. Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history," Combs' family said in a statement. If the submission is accepted, Combs' dream will be realized.
As a competitor, Combs took part in the Baja 1000 race and achieved class wins in the King of the Hammers, which earned her the nickname Queen Of The Hammers. Combs was also a skilled mechanic and fabricator and brought those skills to the TV shows All Girls Garage, Overhaulin', Xtreme 4x4, and Mythbusters.
The exhibition, "Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed" is celebrating Combs life and contribution to automotive culture at the Peterson Museum until Wednesday, September 25. It follows the announcement of the Jessi Combs Foundation being formed to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of female trailblazers and stereotype-breakers.