Upgrades for 2020

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 7, 2020.

Racer                  SL/GS  Bib  Club  New HC Old  Min  New Class
Todd Lau                SL    217   SN    34.84 AM    35    E2M

After Race 9

February 23, 2020.

Racer                  SL/GS  Bib  Club  New HC Old  Min  New Class
Mike Altenburg          GS    134   TB    34.63 VAM   35    VE2M

After Race 7

February 10, 2020.

Racer                  SL/GS  Bib  Club  New HC Old  Min  New Class
Zach Jablonski          SL    44    TB    14.93 E1M   15    E

After Race 4

January 27, 2020.

Racer                  SL/GS  Bib  Club  New HC Old  Min  New Class
Brendan Gimby           SL    80    AA    24.15 E2M   25    E1M

After Race 2

January 12, 2020.

Racer                  SL/GS  Bib  Club  New HC Old  Min  New Class
Greg Hoeft              GS    207   AA    34.52 VAM   35    VE2M
Todd Lau                SL    217   SN    42.09 BM    45    AM
Keli Mazzenga           SL    160   SN    76.64 DW    90    CW
Todd Newman             SL    205   AA    59.48 CM    60    BM
Mallory Reader          SL    38    SD    24.73 E1W   25    EW
        

More 2020 Season Results

Handicap Data | Upgrades
Team Results | Team Details

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)

Pacesetters

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.