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Upgrades for 2018

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. If you are not already in an open Elite class, getting an upgrade is the ultimate honor in the MACC. Congratulations!

After Race 9

February 26, 2018.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Owen LaPlante           GS    50    TO    14.76 E1M   15    E

After Race 7

February 12, 2018.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Andrew Kerbrat          GS    104   SW    34.31 AM    35    E2M
Bob Milne               GS    55    TO    41.60 BM    45    AM

After Race 4

January 25, 2018.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Ray Blythe              GS    197   SW    34.44 SVAM  35    VE2M
Zachary Hampton         GS    150   TB    44.78 BM    45    AM
Janette Milne           GS    108   TO    73.89 CW    75    BW
Terri Warren            GS    106   TO    34.47 E2W   35    E1W

After Race 2

January 7, 2018.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Toyo Ebato              GS    91    TO    42.80 BM    45    AM

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.