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Racer Upgrades for 2005

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!

Upgrades After Race 11

(Updated Jan 1, 2006 to exclude all 2004 races)

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Brian Cox GS 380 PH 74.6 DM 75 CM Kate Fitkin-Peppel GS 254 TO 43.6 VAW 45 E2W Tyler Lybolt GS 431 TB 24.9 E2M 25 E1M Dan Polleys GS 367 TO 24.9 E2M 25 E1M Thomas Smith GS 153 XX 33.5 VAM 35 VE2M James Smith GS 305 SC 33.9 VAM 35 VE2M

Upgrades After Race 9

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Matt Dubois GS 121 TB 43.82 VBM 45 AM

Upgrades After Race 6

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Chip Dayton GS 117 SW 58.32 CM 60 BM Frank Dusina GS 122 TB 44.52 BM 45 AM William Heckman GS 427 TB 44.93 BM 45 AM Jim Michon GS 53 TB 74.52 DM 75 CM Robert Semanske GS 151 AA 74.64 SVDM 75 SVCM Zach Smith GS 412 TO 24.08 E2M 25 E1M Chris Williams GS 370 SN 58.47 CM 60 BM

Upgrades After Race 4

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Nick Carrico SL 401 TR 24.99 E2M 25 E1M Dennis Isenberg SL 444 TO 58.64 CM 60 BM Alan w Johnson GS 339 SW 42.93 BM 45 AM Susan Maples GS 411 SC 64.75 CW 75 BW Susan Maples SL 411 SC 69.56 CW 75 BW Jenessa Smith GS 437 SD 41.85 AW 45 E2W

Upgrades After Race 2

Racer                  Type   Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New
Peggy Arthurs GS 348 PH 74.82 CW 75 BW Ray Blythe GS 96 SD 30.86 SVBM 45 SVAM Chris Glasco GS 268 SD 34.58 E2W 35 E1W Laura Kaznecki GS 125 SN 44.10 AW 45 E2W Patrick Smithbauer GS 293 TB 70.51 SVDM 75 SVCM

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.