The name "Widow Maker" came from an incident on the back straight of Road Atlanta starting just past the 200 foot marker and not ending until the exit of turn 10A. As I went for the brakes at well over 100mph, 200 feet from the corner the, then rear drums, locked and pitched the car sideways opposite of the direction I was going to need to turn. I quickly released brake pressure realizing the quickly approaching gravel trap at the end of the straight was better to catch me then either one of the concrete walls lining both the left and right side of the track. As the car began to recover, I once again tried to slow the car before barreling into the gravel trap, not to my surprise the rear drums locked again pitching the car in the opposite direction, this time pointing toward the quickly approaching turn. The racer in me must have kicked in, because I stumped the gas pedal drifting the car on all 4 wheels through both the entry and apex of turn 10A. I'm sure it was really interesting to see for the corner workers, but I assure you it wasn't at all fun for the driver!!! Since that time the car has been dubbed the �Widow Maker�.