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Upgrades for 2013

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 the open Elite class, getting an upgrade is the ultimate honor in the MACC. Congratulations!

After Race 11

March 11, 2013. Five upgrades that apply for the next season.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Ryan Bloodworth         GS    245   SN    42.54 BM    45    AM
Justin Cauffiel         GS    15    TO    44.95 BM    45    AM
Jeff Gilbert            GS    91    AA    24.83 E2M   25    E1M
Holly Polopolos         GS    221   AA    88.08 DW    90    CW
Rich Wodnicki           GS    155   SN    33.69 AM    35    E2M

After Race 9

February 25, 2013. No upgrades after race 9.

After Race 7

February 10, 2013. One upgrade.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Diane Clark             GS    17    SW    58.55 BW    60    AW

After Race 4

January 28, 2013. Five upgrades.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Susan Benivegna         SL    9     TO    85.55 DW    90    CW
Susan Benivegna         GS    9     TO    85.99 DW    90    CW
Jacek Cholewicki        GS    16    TO    23.85 VE2M  25    VE1M
Erik Cronk              GS    241   TR    24.81 E2M   25    E1M
Erik Cronk              SL    241   TR    21.43 E2M   25    E1M
Toyo Ebato              GS    89    TO    59.53 CM    60    BM
Kerrie Spinney          GS    90    SN    57.56 BW    60    AW

After Race 2

No upgrades as of January 14, 2013.

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.