As the elimination rounds came around on Sunday, Barkley wanted to push Eleanor even harder. To back up the 7.505 as an official CMDRA record he needed to make another run within 1% (7.580 or better). Sunday's opening test pass was strong as the air was cooler than on Saturday, allowing the team to make more power with less boost. A medium tune was selected and the fuel maps were enriched slightly to compensate for the now "thicker" air. A smooth launch and a clean pass flashed 7.6 @ 177 on the boards, not in record contention.