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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...

More 2019 Season Results

Handicap Data | Upgrades
All Races | World Cup | Handicaps

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.