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Racer Upgrades for 2001

Each weekend, racers whose average handicaps have dropped out of the minimum for their class are listed here. They are upgraded, after official approval at the following MACC meeting. The list here shows the handicap (HC), the minimum HC for the old class, and the new class for the racer. Congratulations!

Separate handicaps are calculated for slalom and giant slalom. Your class is determined by the lowest of the two. The handicap limits for each class are shown below the lists of upgrades. If you're on the list — Congratulations!

Upgrades At Season's End

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Vincent Benivegna       GS    139   SC    41.11 BM    45    AM
James Hart              GS    217   TO    57.37 CM    60    BM
Veronica Jackson        GS    2     JD    71.48 CW    75    BW
Doug Mcclelland         SL    295   SD    21.58 VE2M  25    VE1M

Upgrades After Race 9

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Stephanos Antoniades    GS    52    SW    72.88 D1M   75    CM
Mark Brace              GS    297   PH    24.18 E2M   25    E1M
Mike Geske              GS    21    SC    70.71 D1M   75    CM
Don La fond             GS    198   SN    71.82 SVDM  75    SVCM
Gerald Langelier        GS    64    SW    59.76 SVCM  60    SVBM
Sondra Lehman           GS    134   SC    86.87 DW    90    CW
Sheila Masters          GS    235   SD    57.80 BW    60    AW
Conston Taylor          GS    167   JD    57.13 CM    60    BM

Upgrades After Race 6

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Diane Clark             SL    257   SW    87.44 DW    90    CW
Matthew Deagostino      GS    158   FT    44.94 VBM   45    VAM
Kim Debroka             GS    176   SW    57.63 BW    60    AW
Carol Johnston          GS    182   SW    70.68 CW    75    BW
Tara Tiedeman           SL    170   JD    74.39 CW    75    BW
Christine Trent         SL    184   SW    84.03 DW    90    CW

Upgrades After Race 4

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Jim Geisling            GS    120   TR    44.74 BM    45    AM
Chris Glasco            SL    261   SD    59.13 BW    60    AW
Chris Glasco            GS    261   SD    52.62 BW    60    AW
Cyndy Hake              GS    216   TO    44.65 AW    45    E2W
Cyndy Hake              SL    216   TO    44.72 AW    45    E2W
Michael Hietbrink       GS    8     SC    34.51 AM    35    E2M
Rachel Pallett          SL    225   SD    55.52 BW    60    AW
Jean Seefeld            SL    249   SW    58.47 BW    60    AW
Denise Talcott-aho      GS    9     SC    59.68 BW    60    AW

Upgrades After Race 2

Racer                 Type  Bib Club HC     Old Min New
Kelly Aitken            GS  202 SN  64.83   CW  75  BW
Teressa Butler          GS  168 JD  62.92   CW  75  BW
Kate Fitkin             GS  218 TO  59.84   BW  60  AW
Terri Gatter            GS  221 TO  59.63   BW  60  AW
Dick Goodwin            GS  185 SW  42.33   VBM 45  VAM
Karl Kuspa              GS  78  SN  44.97   BM  45  AM
Roger Myers             GS  220 TO  34.63   AM  35  E2M
Jean Salget             GS  227 TO  74.31   CW  75  BW
Jean Seefeld            SL  249 SW  65.70   CW  75  BW

MACC Handicaps

A handicap system is used to place MACC racers in appropriate ability classes, and to determine when racers should upgrade or downgrade to different classes.

MACC Class definitions
Handicap Calculations (pt 1)
Handicap Calculations (pt 2)

Handicap Theory (PDF)


The handicaps are determined largely by past histories of most of the racers competing on a course. Pacesetters provide quality control, and influence the handicaps of racers who are much faster or much slower than the average racer for the course.

Calculating and Reporting Handicaps

Handicaps are computed for all race times. However, the handicaps shown in the results on a race day are subject to adjusment and are not considered "final" until after the first MACC meeting that follows the race.

Handicaps are calculated using different equations for the first and second run, in order to compensate for differing course conditions. Therefore, identical times on the first and second runs can result in different handicaps.