Upgrades for 2022

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 12, 2022.

Racer                 Event  Bib   Team   HC    Old  Min  New
Kurt Adams              SL    3     SD    14.13 SVE1M 15  EM
Christopher Williams    GS    90    SN    34.35 AM    35  E2M
S Woodford-Stober       SL    73    TO    34.78 VE2W  35  E1W

After Race 9

February 28, 2022. No upgrades this weekend.

After Race 7

February 6, 2022.

Racer                 Event  Bib   Team   HC    Old  Min  New
David Hall              GS    233   TR    14.95 VE1M  15  E
David Hall              SL    233   TR    9.32  VE1M  15  E

After Race 4

January 30, 2022.

Racer                 Event  Bib   Team   HC    Old  Min  New
Brian Finkel            GS    226   SW    44.94 BM    45  AM
James Green             GS    190   SW    44.52 BM    45  AM
David Hall              GS    233   TR    17.07 VE2M  25  VE1M
William Moore           GS    235   NA    31.54 VAM   35  VE2M

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)


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.