Brad (and Jim I guess) are correct that this isn't the best boat for drag boat racing. At 115+ it's a hand full ... and I told Jeff that when he picked it up.
All v-bottoms will become flighty once they're aired out. But because of a v ... no matter how deep ... it will turn good, unlike a tunnel which is better for drags ...
And remember, there are 2 Eliminator Sprints ... an early and a late. The early boats were more rounded and the late more square ... earlier more designed from the racing happening then and the late more for ski boats.
This is what I was told from Tom Papp who was working on them at the races back in the day before he died. He was trying to tell me this because I was trying to drag race it & it was becoming unsafe with the HP I was building ... he said it was designed for circle racing or would be a great lake/river boat... plain and simple.
Either way, Jeff, have fun