Remote-controlled vehicle aficionados made their final miniaturised modifications ahead of the RC State Titles this weekend at Carrick.
About 65 racers from across Tasmania and the mainland are converging on the Agfest site for the annual races.
Secretary of RC Launceston and titles coordinator Richard Green said the races have been held for the past few years, and were recently sanctioned by the national RC body as an official comp with points going to the national championships.
The races will be conducted indoors on carpet tracks which is rare in Australia, according to Mr Green.
"Carpet tracks have really been the purview of northern and eastern Europe where it's much colder and they can't run it outside in winter time anyway," he said.
"On an Australian scale it's a little less common ... the carpet presents it's own set of challenges, it has a much higher level of traction compared to dirt."
The major race categories are two and four-wheel drive buggies, which are then split into stock and open subcategories.
Stock races have a limit on motor power, whereas open races allow for competitors to unleash the full power of their mini speed machines. There are also races for stadium trucks as well as junior and novice events.
"All the guys are pretty helpful especially with new guys in helping them figure out what they could be doing better and whether it's a car issue," Mr Green said.
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Mr Green added that crashes on concrete can be much less forgiving for racers and tumbles can often be nasty for the small vehicles.
"Dirt has a bit more give and your car can dig in, here if you flip it and it lands on the concrete she's pretty brutal," he said.
"We've had people hit the roof as well on occasion when people have been going on the wall-ride much too fast.
Mr Green also mentioned that a commemorative statue was constructed from the fallen cars of last year's titles. Two-wheel races are scheduled to run over Saturday, with four-wheel races to be run on Sunday.
- What: 2019 RC State Titles
- When: From 9.30am, August 17 and 18.
- Where: Quercus Rural Youth Park, Carrick.
- Cost: free.