Yesterday, while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car driven by racer, fabricator, and television personality Jessi Combs crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, killing her, as local news reports. Combs was 39 years old and held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after breaking 398 mph in that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013.
Combs was attempting to beat her previous record, and had attempted it as recently as last year, when she managed a 483.227 mph shakedown run before … More
We love to race – that’s just the long and short of it all. While a very small handful of men and women are fortunate enough to enjoy the thrills of life as a professional racecar driver, there are yet handful more who can afford it off to the side; plenty of entry-level events let you race just about anything you own. Still, for most of us regular folks, having a dedicated racecar to daily-drive or racing a dedicated commuter or family car just doesn’t make sense. But rather than let the professionals and ballers have all the fun, us commuter-driving, regular guys find our own things to race.
Sometimes, it’s less about budgetary constraints and more about the fact that it can be raced out of necessity … More