Traction is the name of the game at Outlaw RC Conquer the Carpet at Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

Ten classes of RC (Radio Control) racers were presented during this weekend-long event. The doors opened at 7 am Saturday and Sunday, the finals taking place late Sunday afternoon.

However, competitors were on the track Friday to test their platform and prepare for the rich traction environment on the mat.

"Traction is a huge problem," said Tyrell Wilkinson Peace Arch News at the track Sunday morning. "You can have too little, and the car is going to push, you're going to turn the steering wheel and it's going under the direction and it's going to go straight on." Or on that high-level traction mat we're riding on, we've got is having problems with the reversal of the car. "

Wilkinson said the competitors spent most of their time not on the track, but on the suspension, steering, ride heights, spring rates and even glue on the outside. tires to improve traction.

"Every track you visit is a bit different, so you come up with a basic setup and go from there to get everything you want," he said.

Wilkinson, who competes in the modified events, says his car can reach 70 km / h in a straight line.

The final races should take place before 5 pm Sunday.

The last races of "Conquer the Carpet" take place late Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Aaron Hinks)

The last races of "Conquer the Carpet" take place late Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Aaron Hinks)

The last races of "Conquer the Carpet" take place late Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Aaron Hinks)