The Carolina heat wasn't doing any favors for the supercharged crowd, so we assumed zMax provide an opportunity for the nitrous guys to snake a victory or two. South Carolina's Brian Tuten is used to racing in the heat, but his qualifying effort was a little off with an 8.70 at 156 mph. Evidently, Brian had the rest of the EFI Renegade class a little startled. Either that or there really was something to the popular theory that the reflection from competitors' front wheels were causing red-light starts. It seemed every racer in the left lane suffered a red-light start, but Brian chose the right lane and sure enough, his competition redlit each round, including the final.