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Racer Upgrades for 2002

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. Congratulations!

Separate handicaps are calculated for slalom and giant slalom. Your class is determined by the lowest of the two. The handicap limits for each class are shown below the lists of upgrades. If you're on the list — Congratulations!

Upgrades At Season's End

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Jeff Enterkin           GS    68    SW    74.60 D1M   75    CM
David Kaznecki          GS    125   SN    33.35 AM    35    E2M
Nick Koltoniak          GS    93    TO    42.84 BM    45    AM
Rob Reader              GS    56    SD    34.53 AM    35    E2M

Upgrades After Race 9

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Jim Geisling            GS    167   TR    43.68 VBM   45    AM
Barbara Hunter          GS    57    TO    87.55 DW    90    CW
Sondra Lehman           GS    181   SC    74.26 CW    75    BW
Terry Voight            GS    225   SC    83.97 DW    90    CW
David Wilberding        GS    179   TR    44.77 VBM   45    AM

Upgrades After Race 7

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Al Bacon                GS    102   PH    44.83 VBM   45    AM
Greg Glasco             GS    269   SD    44.44 VBM   45    AM
Mike Goatley*           GS    69    SW    72.6  D2M   90    CM
Ken Mclaughlin          GS    67    SW    41.33 BM    45    AM
John Salyers            GS    72    SW    40.66 VBM   45    AM
Michael Ulczynski       GS    19    FT    24.81 E2M   25    E1M

Upgrades After Race 4

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Tim Mcbride             GS    97    JD    43.43 BM    45    AM
Ken Robinette           SL    284   SN    57.93 CM    60    BM
Ken Robinette           GS    284   SN    57.47 CM    60    BM

Upgrades After Race 2

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Diane Clark             GS    208   SW    72.51 CW    75    BW
Jack Cook               GS    271   SN    44.01 SVBM  45    AM
Tom Fuhrman             GS    83    JD    34.23 AM    35    E2M
Veronica Jackson        GS    260   JD    70.53 CW    75    BW
Eric Klaban             GS    112   FT    25.64 AM    35    E2M
Thomas Klaban           SL    111   FT    33.61 AM    35    VE2M
Mike Linebaugh          GS    169   GM    43.73 SVBM  45    AM
Marc j Michon           SL    258   FT    53.36 CM    60    BM
Marc j Michon           GS    258   FT    50.40 CM    60    BM
Daniel Packer           GS    264   PH    20.92 E2M   25    E1M
Daniel Packer           SL    264   PH    18.86 E2M   25    E1M
Jim Wierenga            GS    134   SD    21.20 AM    35    E2M

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.