Upgrades for 2019
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 11
March 4, 2019.
Racer Event Bib Team HC Old Min New Ryan Bloodworth GS 20 SN 34.35 AM 35 E2M Brian Finkel GS 226 SW 71.18 DM 75 CM Jenessa Hilger GS 15 SD 24.84 E1W 25 E Greg Hoeft GS 207 AA 34.80 VAM 35 VE2M
After Race 9
February 24, 2019.
No upgrades this week. Everyone stays in the same class...
After Race 7
February 10, 2019.
No upgrades this week. Everyone stays in the same class (except Sandy and Schyler, who upgraded themselves!)
After Race 4
January 20, 2019.
Racer Event Bib Team HC Old Min New Alexandra Carrico GS 4 TR 24.41 E1W 25 EW Grant Hilger GS 7 SD 14.55 E1M 15 EM Jack Riggs GS 65 SD 13.95 VE1M 15 EM
After Race 2
January 6, 2019.
No upgrades yet. Everyone stays in the same class...
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.
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.