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!

Final for Season

March 17, 2020.

Racer                  SL/GS  Bib  Club  New HC Old  Min  New Class
Vincent Benivegna       GS    138   TO    24.81 VE2M  25    VE1M
Bob Bettman             SL    141   TR    14.92 SVE1M 15    EM
Brittany Butler         GS    130   JD    41.34 AW    45    E2W

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

More 2021 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)


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.