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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    When Jessi went to Bonneville...

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  2. KJSR
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    Thanks for posting......
     
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  3. Little eerie to watch knowing her eventual fate but gotta admire her passion
     
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  4. typo41
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    What we know today,,,,,,,
     
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  5. Mr48chev
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    Thanks for posting, she was on of the really cool ones in the hobby.
     
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  6. Tman
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    Jessi was local to us here. I knew her a bit. A VERY cool person to be around. I still know quite a few friends and family and have seen the toll her very public passing took on them.

    I encourage everyone to follow and support her Foundation.

    https://www.thejessicombsfoundation.com/
     
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  7. forty1fordpickup
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    She was the real deal. Very down to earth.
    I had the honor of meeting her on her rookie runs with Billy O's 8892. DSC00488.JPG
     
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  8. gimpyshotrods
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    She dated a guy I knew for a little bit.

    We hung all hung out one afternoon just launching model rockets.

    She was the best.
     
  9. 5window
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    Very freaky, and sad, knowing what happened later. But, she had way more protection in the Deuce than she had in the NA Eagle. What were they thinking? :(
     
  10. Mr48chev
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    From the photos I saw that thing would never come close to passing tech with SCTA at Bonneville. That's all I am going to say.
     
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  11. aircap
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    It didn't matter who was in the seat of the North American Eagle... if one thing went wrong, they were gonna die. And as it turned out, two things went wrong.
     
  12. gimpyshotrods
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    I cannot bring myself to click like on this.

    You are correct.
     
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  13. Stogy
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    RIP_Jessi.jpg

    I will never forget this Tragic Loss...Many times I refer to Race Vehicles as Jets without wings and this truly was a Jet without wings...

    That's really cool that she was able to have a few runs in the Rolling Bones Roadster...quite the honor...and very kind of them...

    Credit to All that Inspired This
     
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  14. Michael Ottavi
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    Having the honor of a generous friend, EJ Kowalski, letting me drive his C/GR at Bonneville, the thought of the possibility of Jessi’s fate crossed my mind sitting on the line waiting to leave. However the chance to experience that thrill overrode everything going on in that moment. I am sure she had the same things happening in her mind too. Life is too short and opportunities to go that fast don’t happen every day to enjoy something you love to do more than anything else.
     
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  15. My father and I were part of Billy O’s Dark Side team that year. I had to fly home the day they started shooting but I was fortunate to meet Jessi the day before and and have a beer with her, she was one of a kind.
    4F1565F2-D821-4F4D-B162-031457FE7C9B.jpeg B3359FF7-97CC-4561-95C7-4F0BCE6BDDD5.jpeg R.I.P.
     
  16. 5window
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    Was the car really a 5 window coupe like the video says-the doors look too wide?
     
  17. A Boner
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    Sometimes I just wish God would grant do-overs when things go horribly wrong!
     
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  18. I knew her pretty well, cause I got to drive her around Ink n Iron show, when she came. She got VIP treatment. She was funny and very in tune with what she liked and what she didn't. It's hard to watch the video when she raced the Eagle, cause she had no idea what was around the corner for her. Her excitement when she got the record for fastest female is great. I loved it when she raced the Roadster. Miss her humor and her love for going fast....
     
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  19. Yes. According to Billy it was originally cut down sometime in the 50’s
     
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  20. The 39 guy
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    Lots of courage, lots of talent and drive, sorry that she passed so soon. Thanks for keeping her memory alive.
     
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  21. trollst
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    My daughter reminds me of Jessi, specially the last pic here. My daughter loves cars, if given the chance probably would end the same way as Jessi, can't keep her outta my junk, always wants to use them.
     
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  22. I was in Bonneville in 2013 and hanging out with Billy, GreenMtnBoy and his dad, but missed meeting Jessi. Met her briefly at the Race of Gentlemen in 2015, she was a charmer for sure.

    It's a shame she's gone but she left an indelible mark on our hobby and she'll be around for a long time because of it. RIP Jessi.
     
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