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Upgrades for 2015

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 8, 2015. Four upgrades.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Mike Altenburg          GS    134   TB    43.60 VBM   45    AM
Chad Buehler            GS    141   TO    14.37 E1M   15    OE
T.J Graham              GS    95    SN    24.46 E2M   25    E1M
Kassie McClain          GS    53    RN    44.67 AW    45    E2W

After Race 9

February 23, 2015. Three upgrades.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Jeffery Burnette        GS    23    TB    41.95 BM    45    AM
Zack Hampton            GS    150   TB    58.51 CM    60    BM
Bob Milne               GS    55    TO    55.25 CM    60    BM

After Race 7

February 10, 2015. Two upgrades.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Shayanne Glas           GS    10    TR    34.74 E2W   35    E1W
Owen LaPlante           GS    50    TO    24.80 E2M   25    E1M

After Race 4

January 25, 2015. Four upgrades.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Janie Guiliani          GS    39    TB    34.43 E2W   35    E1W
Bob Milne               GS    55    TO    64.22 DM    75    CM
Jeffrey Sitko           GS    70    SW    23.28 E2M   25    E1M
Joseph Smyk             GS    72    AA    44.42 VBM   45    AM


After Race 2

January 11, 2015. Five upgrades.

Racer                 Type    Bib   Club  HC    Old   Min   New

Roma Anderson           GS    11    SD    33.71 AM    35    E2M
T.J Graham              GS    95    SN    27.17 AM    35    E2M
Zack Hampton            GS    150   TB    73.83 DM    75    CM
Zack Hampton            SL    150   TB    72.71 DM    75    CM
Owen LaPlante           GS    50    TO    26.41 AM    35    E2M
Rich Wodnicki           GS    184   SN    24.43 VE2M  25    VE1M


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)

Pacesetters

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.