Upgrades for 2008
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 in the open Elite class, getting an upgrade is the ultimate honor in the MACC. Congratulations!
Upgrades after the 2008 season: Start of 2009
January 7, 2009. At the start of the 2009 season, we drop all the result from 2007 in the handicap calculations. Racers who did not make all races in 2008 will have different handicaps when those old times are dropped, and a few of you have upgraded for 2009. (These are in addition to the other upgrades shown previously.)
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New Lyron Maxey GS 123 JD 34.55 AM 35 E2M Zach Smith SL 109 SW 14.06 E1M 15 E Laura White SL 173 AA 58.73 BW 60 AW
Upgrades after races 10 & 11
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New Gino Chiappetta GS 270 TO 24.22 E2M 25.00 E1M Steve Hark GS 36 RN 13.87 VE1M 15.00 E Allen Mercier GS 51 TR 59.12 SVCM 60.00 SVBM Douglas North GS 73 TR 44.99 SVBM 45.00 SVAM Joseph Smyk GS 240 AA 44.72 SVBM 45.00 SVAM Thomas Tocco GS 301 GM 33.50 VAM 35.00 VE2M
Upgrades after races 8 & 9
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New Chip Dayton GS 263 SW 33.55 AM 35.00 E2M Brian Dusina GS 78 TB 44.94 VBM 45.00 VAM Frank Dusina GS 287 TB 32.70 AM 35.00 E2M
Upgrades after races 5, 6, & 7
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New Andrew Kerbrat GS 91 SW 59.01 CM 60.00 BM Ken Robinette GS 274 TR 43.79 VBM 45.00 VAM
Upgrades after races 3 & 4
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New Chip Dayton GS 263 SW 42.81 BM 45.00 AM Katie LeVan GS 141 TB 41.22 AW 45.00 E2W Jenessa Smith GS 65 SD 34.70 E2W 35.00 E1W Scott Soucie SL 307 TB 59.85 CM 60.00 BM
January 22, 2008. The 2008 season started with the introduction of new racers, including a new team, GSPS Racing (GR in the results). Some of you new racers got some speed before the weekend was over, and are moved up into faster classes. Plus, we have some returning racers who also got faster. If you're on this list, congratulations, and get ready for your new class.
Upgrades after races 1 & 2 (2008 Season)
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New John F Anderson SL 286 GM 56.22 SVCM 60 SVBM John F Anderson GS 286 GM 58.33 SVCM 60 SVBM Jenna Barr GS 150 GR 34.02 E2W 35 E1W Jenna Barr SL 150 GR 32.62 E2W 35 E1W Alex Bernstein GS 236 GR 42.41 BM 45 AM Ronnie Brant SL 130 GR 21.76 E2M 25 E1M Corey Cosgrove SL 134 GR 18.24 E2M 25 E1M Corey Cosgrove GS 134 GR 21.12 E2M 25 E1M Jennifer Glass GS 288 AA 73.70 CW 75 BW Peggy McLaughlin GS 207 SW 86.75 DW 90 CW Katie Preston GS 145 GR 33.00 E2W 35 E1W Stella Resko GS 162 AA 69.01 CW 75 BW Thomas Tocco SL 301 GM 40.0 VBM 45 VAM Thomas Tocco GS 301 GM 37.7 VBM 45 VAM David Whalen GS 303 GR 20.12 E2M 25 E1M David Whalen SL 303 GR 16.03 E2M 25 E1M Laura White GS 173 AA 74.76 CW 75 BW
April 10, 2007. The handicaps have been been prepared for the 2008 season. Three of you ended the season with enough improvement to upgrade, starting the 2008 season in new classes.
Upgrades after the 2007 Season
Racer Type Bib Club HC Old Min New Mike Cherette GS 283 SD 31.76 VAM 35 VE2M Jill Jablonski GS 86 TB 44.96 AW 45 E2W Tom Klaban SL 199 TB 23.96 VE2M 25 VE1M
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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.
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.