Upgrades for 2021
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 7
February 21, 2020.
Racer SL/GS Bib Club New HC Old Min New Class Brittany Butler GS 130 JD 41.34 AW 45 E2W Doug Gilmour GS 125 TB 34.22 AM 35 E2M Jim Hoppenrath SL 42 TR 34.72 AM 35 E2M
After Race 2
January 24, 2020.
Racer SL/GS Bib Club New HC Old Min New Class Joe Connelly GS 128 TO 59.44 CM 60 BM James Green GS 190 SW 59.17 CM 60 BM James Green SL 190 SW 57.70 CM 60 BM Michal Meissner SL 85 TR 25.31 AM 35 E2M Curtis_Jr Sharif SL 97 JD 31.28 AM 35 E2M
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.