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Charlie Booze had the black wheels up front of his Hot Street car at Columbus. It has been many racers experiences that bright front wheels cause red lights. Some people would use shoe polish to dull the wheels, but Charlie's method certainly looks cooler than shoe polish. At Columbus, the only thing Charlie needed to worry about was keeping the front end down. Charlie's Kuntz and Co.-powered GT still runs a 400ci combination, and it was good for 8.50s all weekend. Charlie took out Don Bowles in round 2, and then had Robbie Blankenship for the final. Robbie had been running 8.60s so he knew he had to push the tree, but unfortunately, he pushed too hard with a red-light start.