2022 Handicap Averages and Most Improved

Everyone in the MACC program runs in ability classes. Our intent is that racers in each class are of similar ability, to keep things competitive and interesting. A handicap system is used to determine when a racer should move to a different class.

Most Improved

We give awards at the end of each season for the most improved male and female racers. To qualify, you have to have at run at least 5 GS times (at least 3 races) and 5 SL times (3 races) last season and this season.

Bib   Racer                   Club  Class    Δ GS     Δ SL   Δ Total
73    S Woodford-Stober       VE2W  TO       -3.58   -4.97   -8.54
128   Joe Connelly            SVBM  TO       -4.76   -2.02   -6.78
16    Daniel Bates            VE2M  TO       -3.74   -1.89   -5.62
176   Michael Cox             SVE2M TO       -2.54   -2.31   -4.85
226   Brian Finkel            AM    SW       -0.27   -3.94   -4.22
90    Christopher Williams    AM    SN       -1.32   -2.60   -3.93
75    Ginnie Uhley            VE2W  TR       -3.09   -0.57   -3.66
4     Alexandra Carrico       EW    TR       -4.06    0.72   -3.34
39    Janie Guiliani          E1W   TB       -0.04   -3.07   -3.11
15    Jenessa Hilger          EW    SD       -1.75   -1.29   -3.04
183   Rick Van Houdt          SVBM  TR       -0.99   -1.47   -2.46
186   Arthur LeVasseur        VBM   SN       -2.73    0.29   -2.44
79    Laura White             VE2W  SD       -2.72    0.68   -2.04
170   Dennis Parrott          VBM   TB       -3.30    1.33   -1.98
48    Debi Lewis Koltoniak    BW    TO       -0.65   -1.25   -1.89
32    James Geisling          VAM   TR       -1.04   -0.60   -1.64
179   Richard Steele          SVAM  AA       -0.94   -0.57   -1.51
21    Kathy Carrico           VAW   TR       -1.16    0.25   -0.92
69    Nicholas Carrico        EM    TR       -0.38   -0.33   -0.71
42    Jim Hoppenrath          SVE2M TR        0.54   -1.04   -0.50
49    Gary Konsza             SVE1M SD        0.06   -0.53   -0.48
20    Ryan Bloodworth         E2M   SN       -0.10   -0.35   -0.45
154   Patrick Smithbauer      SVBM  TB        0.54   -0.97   -0.43
142   David  Carrico          SVAM  TR       -0.23   -0.10   -0.33
78    Chuck White             AM    SW       -0.80    0.57   -0.22

Handicap Averages

Here are everyone's handicaps as of March 9, 2022, after race 9.

A new handicap page is posted after each of the weekends in the season. All handicap pages for the season can be accessed from the racing results page.

Bib   Racer                   Club  Class Min  Max    GS    SL
3     Kurt Adams              SD    SVE1M 15    28    17.26 15.48
134   Mike Altenburg          TB    SVE2M 25    38    37.64 41.27
18    Kermit Anderson         SD    EM    0     18    13.80 10.16
221   Steven Anderson         SD    SVE2M 25    38    40.31 42.27
14    Greg Bast               SW    EM    0     18    16.17 13.06
16    Daniel Bates            TO    VE2M  25    38    29.47 28.49
17    Kathy Bauer             TR    VE2W  35    48    47.27 43.62
138   Vincent Benivegna       TO    VE1M  15    28    23.80 27.68
19    Susan Benivegna         TO    BW    60    80    68.08 62.52
141   Robert Bettman          TR    EM    0     18    20.21 14.57
237   Mason Bettman           TR    E2M   25    38    32.46 36.51
20    Ryan Bloodworth         SN    E2M   25    38    32.36 35.91
197   Ray Blythe              SW    SVE2M 25    38    34.70 38.22
5     Foster  Butler          JD    VE1M  15    28    22.23 27.20
142   David  Carrico          TR    SVAM  35    48    47.21 47.92
21    Kathy Carrico           TR    VAW   45    64    60.81 60.73
4     Alexandra Carrico       TR    EW    0     28    26.76 28.21
69    Nicholas Carrico        TR    EM    0     18    7.97  6.43
145   Mike Cherette           TR    SVE2M 25    38    48.28
86    Renee  Cherette         TR    VAW   45    64    69.21 73.67
132   April Chernoby          TO    E2W   35    48    46.44 49.20
43    Nicholas Chiappetta     TO    E1M   15    28    19.28 16.01
25    Jacek Cholewicki        TO    VE1M  15    28    23.33 21.24
26    Diane Clark-Finkel      SW    VE2W  35    48    42.85 36.85
128   Joe Connelly            TO    SVBM  45    64    45.37 54.96
27    Joe Conway              AA    DM    75    1000  120.51109.97
143   David CORCORAN          SN    SVBM  45    64    62.60 69.09
176   Michael Cox             TO    SVE2M 25    38    31.61 42.68
151   Alfred Cureau           SW    BM    45    64    75.83 72.50
146   Chip Dayton             SW    E2M   25    38    29.47 40.35
204   Rick Discher            SD    DM    75    1000  94.78 89.96
88    wayne drier             TR    SVE2M 25    38    44.00 32.67
28    Brian Dusina            TB    SVAM  35    48    37.35 37.98
226   Brian Finkel            SW    AM    35    48    45.06 56.55
199   Steven Foradori         TB    VBM   45    64    62.31 64.86
32    James Geisling          TR    VAM   35    48    43.78 41.55
34    Susan Geisling          TR    CW    75    96    96.32 102.24
125   Doug Gilmour            TB    VE2M  25    38    33.17 37.49
80    BRENDAN GIMBY           AA    E1M   15    28    27.68 20.51
      Sherrie Glas            TR    EW    0     28    15.87 16.26
238   Taylor Good             XX    CW    75    96    99.55 89.19
190   James Green             SW    AM    35    48    44.11 57.30
149   Pat Groves              TO    CW    75    96    251.55133.84
39    Janie Guiliani          TB    E1W   25    38    35.15 32.54
126   Olivia Guzzardo         TR    EW    0     28    15.70 13.11
233   David Hall              TR    EM    0     18    14.95 9.33
100   Mike Hietbrink          TR    VE1M  15    28    25.85
15    Jenessa Hilger          SD    EW    0     28    23.73 26.33
6     Drew Hilger             SD    EM    0     18    10.18 7.43
7     Grant Hilger            SD    EM    0     18    14.24 16.24
169   Andrew Hoeft            AA    BM    45    64    52.92 47.38
207   Gregory Hoeft           AA    VE2M  25    38    37.48 36.28
234   Marlene Hoeft           SW    BW    60    80    82.69 74.95
40    Camille Hoeft           SW    CW    75    96    107.76107.70
41    Suzanne  Holmes         RN    VE2W  35    48    45.81 40.62
22    Joel Holzknecht         TO    EM    0     18    11.99 10.67
42    Jim Hoppenrath          TR    SVE2M 25    38    35.82 31.05
122   Shawn Hughes            AA    VE2M  25    38    26.27 32.96
222   Mike Jablonski          TB    SVBM  45    64    57.92 65.72
44    zachary jablonski       TB    EM    0     18    17.90 13.87
116   Jason Kanakry           TR    EM    0     18    13.10 16.46
104   Andrew Kerbrat          SW    E2M   25    38    30.85 28.92
74    Grace Kerbrat           SW    DW    90    1000  126.63124.15
49    Gary Konsza             SD    SVE1M 15    28    22.94 19.69
236   Hannah Landman          XX    EW    0     28    14.65 8.56
162   Cliff Langdon           TO    VE1M  15    28    20.16 21.27
217   Todd Lau                SN    E2M   25    38    48.56 35.79
186   Arthur LeVasseur        SN    VBM   45    64    50.42 53.48
83    Dana Lewis              SN    E2W   35    48    48.57 64.36
48    Debi Lewis Koltoniak    TO    BW    60    80    82.70 80.63
113   Susie Mackens           TO    E1W   25    38    29.53 33.29
159   Domenic Mazzenga        SN    DM    75    1000  91.52
160   Keli Mazzenga           SN    CW    75    96    103.4784.54
161   Nick Mazzenga           SN    E2M   25    38    35.36 37.99
93    Doug McClelland         SD    VE1M  15    28    22.37 16.37
      Will Meade              SD    EM    0     18    5.52  2.19
89    Denise Miller           TR    VAW   45    64    64.00 66.14
108   Janette Milne           TO    BW    60    80    74.48 80.29
55    Bob Milne               TO    AM    35    48    46.43 48.93
235   William Moore           XX    VE2M  25    38    28.83
205   Todd Newman             AA    VBM   45    64    68.84 61.43
166   Brian Onnela            TR    SVE1M 15    28    18.46 19.60
167   Alan Osterdale          AA    CM    60    80    90.17 87.47
170   Dennis Parrott          TB    VBM   45    64    60.58 58.48
64    jamie pawelek           TB    VBM   45    64    65.50 82.90
60    Bill Perlmutter         TR    SVE2M 25    38    37.70 38.37
171   Joseph Pioch            SW    CM    60    80    97.45 92.02
67    Mike Sayers             TO    SVE1M 15    28    29.20 32.95
68    Samantha  Sayers        TO    E1W   25    38    35.60 37.79
70    Jeffrey Sitko           SW    E1M   15    28    19.18 16.91
71    David Smith             SD    SVE1M 15    28    21.97 16.31
154   Patrick Smithbauer      TB    SVBM  45    64    58.68 56.10
225   Joseph Smyk             AA    SVAM  35    48    53.83 52.49
92    Scott Soucie            TB    AM    35    48    43.94 43.81
179   Richard Steele          AA    SVAM  35    48    49.61 49.01
103   David Tomasik           AA    EM    0     18    17.53 13.03
75    Ginnie Uhley            TR    VE2W  35    48    48.79 51.32
183   Rick Van Houdt          TR    SVBM  45    64    54.60 50.11
76    Mark Warren             TO    SVE1M 15    28    23.41 27.42
209   Ryan Waters             SW    CM    60    80    87.08 81.35
78    Chuck White             SW    AM    35    48    36.05 47.21
79    Laura White             SD    VE2W  35    48    37.72 39.04
144   Rich Williams           AA    SVAM  35    48          41.01
81    Paul Williams           SN    SVE1M 15    28    25.78 26.20
90    Christopher Williams    SN    AM    35    48    38.13 37.65
184   Rich Wodnicki           SN    VE2M  25    38    31.74 30.89
73    S Woodford-Stober       TO    VE2W  35    48    36.74 38.11

Most Improved Formula

Handicap is defined as the percent your time is longer than a reference racer with zero par time. That is, HC = 100*(your_time - par_time)/par_time.

If we subtract your old handicap from your new handicap, that gives us the change in the percent that your times are longer than the zero par time. We want the change relative to your old time, not the par time, so we divide by the factor (1 + HC_old/100), which is the ratio of your old time to the par time.

And that's how we get the magic formula:
% improvement = (HC_new - HC_old)/(1 + HC_old/100)

More 2022 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)