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
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.