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2018 Handicap Averages and Most Improved

Everyone in the MACC program runs in ability classes. Our intent is that racers in each class are of similar ability, to keep things competitive and interesting. A handicap system is used to determine when a racer should move to a different class.

Handicap Averages

Here are everyone's handicaps as of January 1, 2018, Before the first race. These are based on the results at the end of the 2017 season, with any results prior to the 2016 season removed.

A new handicap page is posted after each of the five weekends in the season. All handicap pages for the season can be accessed from the racing results page.

Bib   Racer                   Club  Class Min  Max     GS    SL
133   Daniel Aitken           SN    CM    60    80    100.30117.90
134   Mike Altenburg          TB    VAM   35    48    47.40 47.59
18    Kermit Anderson         SD    EM    0     18    14.23 14.75
221   Steve Anderson          SD    VAM   35    48    51.26
9     Paula Anderson          RN    BW    60    80    72.47 77.89
123   Lindsay Arthurs         SD    EW    0     28    20.77 28.73
96    Mark Arthurs            SD    VE1M  15    28    19.29 16.16
175   Michael Ault            TO    SVBM  45    64    46.83 60.06
12    Bernard Bast            SW    DM    75    1000  119.10122.63
14    Gregory Bast            SW    E1M   15    28    16.60 17.05
16    Daniel Bates            TO    VE1M  15    28    30.04 32.67
17    Kathy Bauer             TR    E2W   35    48    43.51 51.12
101   Matthew Benivegna       TO    EM    0     18    14.84 15.43
138   Vincent Benivegna       TO    VE2M  25    38    29.58 31.95
19    Susan Benivegna         TO    BW    60    80    82.31 70.31
139   Gary Bloodworth         SN    CM    60    80    68.93 71.01
20    Ryan Bloodworth         SN    AM    35    48    38.86 37.77
197   Ray Blythe              SW    SVAM  25    38    38.35 42.66
140   Howard Bouwens          TR    VBM   45    64    60.89 58.23
23    Jeffery Burnette        TB    E2M   25    38    31.83 35.55
5     Foster Butler           JD    VE1M  15    28    23.46 32.59
142   David Carrico           TR    VAM   35    48    47.57 42.93
1M    Nick Carrico            TR    EM    0     18    8.55  11.49
21    Kathy Carrico           TR    VAW   45    64    60.24 64.06
4     Alexandra Carrico       TR    E1W   25    38    26.39 28.81
25    Jacek Cholewicki        TO    VE1M  15    28    24.32 22.55
26    Diane Clark-Finkel      SW    E2W   35    48    44.51 46.95
33    Steve Coatney           AA    VE2M  25    38    59.11 64.04
201   Joseph Connelly         TO    CM    60    80    63.58 75.93
27    Joe Conway              AA    DM    75    1000  85.96 89.30
143   David Corcoran          SN    SVBM  45    64    53.45 68.19
176   Michael Cox             TO    VE2M  25    38    31.21 50.65
151   Alfred Cureau           JD    CM    60    80    67.86 84.21
146   Chip Dayton             SW    E2M   25    38    31.31 38.26
147   Gene DePriest           AA    VBM   45    64    56.36 75.98
204   Rick Discher            SD    DM    75    1000  82.68 95.32
98    Cindy Drier             TR    E2W   35    48    40.76 46.78
28    Brian Dusina            TB    VAM   35    48    38.68 49.97
129   David Duvali            SW    SVCM  60    80    66.88 66.48
91    Toyo Ebato              TO    BM    35    48    44.86 45.70
148   Arthur Ellwanger        TB    SVBM  45    64    45.53 55.56
31    Douglas Fellman         TB    BM    45    64    54.39 63.73
199   Steven Foradori         TB    SVCM  60    80    72.25 75.79
32    Jim Geisling            TR    VE2M  25    38    43.99 43.31
34    Susan Geisling          TR    CW    75    96    99.73 98.31
10    Shayanne Glas           TR    EW    0     28    22.35 18.74
1W    Sherrie Glas            TR    EW    0     28    17.33 21.03
87    Gregg Glasco            SD    VE2M  25    38    36.61 42.53
195   Dick Goodwin            SW    SVAM  35    48    55.93 62.56
149   Pat Groves              TO    CW    75    96    92.56 93.46
39    Janie Guiliani          TB    E1W   25    38    33.35 37.53
150   Zachary Hampton         TB    BM    35    48    46.07 55.45
178   William Heckman         TB    E2M   25    38    30.73 33.71
100   Michael Hietbrink       TR    VE1M  15    28    23.39
15    Jenessa Hilger          SD    E1W   25    38    31.45 31.32
6     Drew Hilger             SD    EM    0     18    12.00 7.99
109   Marlene Hoeft           SW    BW    60    80    79.92 79.39
207   Greg Hoeft              AA    VAM   35    48    41.11 42.78
40    Camille Hoeft           SW    DW    90    1000  116.96123.55
41    Sue Holmes              RN    E2W   35    48    50.32 55.02
22    Joel Holzknecht         TR    EM    0     18    13.85 11.61
42    Jim Hoppenrath          TR    VAM   35    48    44.92 44.83
122   Shawn Hughes            AA    VE2M  25    38    34.42 38.89
222   Mike Jablonski          TB    SVAM  35    48    47.35 57.64
44    Zach Jablonski          TB    E1M   15    28    19.06 17.69
116   Jason Kanakry           TR    EM    0     18    14.86 22.38
46    Heather Kanakry         TR    EW    0     28    22.36 21.73
111   Schyler Kangas          AA    E2M   25    38    34.46 41.20
177   Thomas Kaznecki         SN    SVCM  60    80    79.65 95.39
47    Sue Kent                TR    CW    75    96    101.88100.53
104   Andrew Kerbrat          SW    AM    25    38    38.37 36.81
155   Tom Klaban              TB    SVE1M 15    28    25.95 22.91
156   Nick Koltoniak          TO    VE2M  25    38    36.45 44.55
48    Debi Koltoniak          TO    BW    60    80    78.16 88.27
162   Cliff Langdon           TO    E1M   15    28    26.38 27.49
115   Peter LaPlante          TO    E2M   25    38    35.13 43.22
50    Owen LaPlante           TO    E1M   15    28    16.71 24.29
51    Art LeVasseur           SN    VBM   45    64    49.08 55.91
210   Timothy Loula           TB    SVE1M 15    28    34.57 38.82
113   Susie Mackens           TO    E1W   25    38    28.94 42.94
163   Jack Maynard            SN    SVAM  35    48    50.96 56.53
159   Domenic Mazzenga        SN    SVCM  60    80    77.79 78.90
160   Keli Mazzenga           SN    DW    90    1000  99.85 104.66
161   Nick Mazzenga           SN    E2M   25    38    32.18 38.19
93    Doug McClelland         SD    VE1M  15    28    17.23 16.85
89    Denise Miller           TR    VAW   45    64    52.33 66.33
108   Janette Milne           TO    CW    60    80    77.60 92.44
55    Bob Milne               TO    BM    35    48    46.49 63.24
57    Roger Myers             TO    VE1M  15    28    22.26 25.48
205   Todd Newman             AA    CM    60    80    67.41 74.63
202   Jon Nielsen             SW    SVAM  35    48    42.02
58    Lou Oles                TR    SVBM  45    64    47.99 41.99
167   Alan Osterdale          AA    CM    60    80    72.07 96.23
170   Dennis Parrott          TB    VBM   45    64    61.97 82.12
186   Jamie Pawelek           TB    BM    45    64    60.90 72.64
60    Bill Perlmutter         TR    VE2M  25    38    39.31 43.98
171   Joe Pioch               SW    CM    60    80    73.52 80.26
172   Holly Polopolos         AA    CW    75    96    96.54
82    John Pomerville         SD    VE1M  15    28    29.38 28.61
173   Scott Pyles             RN    SVE1M 15    28          23.26
62    Rob Reader              SD    VE1M  15    28    29.75 34.64
63    Bob Rentschler          TB    VBM   45    64    62.07 63.70
194   Levi Rouster            SN    E2M   25    38    26.84 32.98
67    Mike Sayers             TO    SVE1M 15    28    25.67 26.51
68    Samantha Sayers         TO    E1W   25    38    25.81 30.95
174   Moby Mick Serafinski    TR    VBM   45    64    63.07 57.41
70    Jeffrey Sitko           SW    E1M   15    28    20.14 26.46
110   Kevin Smith             SW    VE2M  25    38    31.90 33.75
71    David C. Smith          SD    SVE1M 15    28    21.93 20.53
154   Patrick Smithbauer      TB    SVBM  45    64    50.08 55.58
72    Joseph Smyk             AA    VAM   35    48    45.71 50.34
92    Scott Soucie            TB    AM    35    48    42.00 52.97
179   Richard Steele          AA    SVAM  35    48    44.60 47.54
73    Sandy Stober            TO    VAW   45    64    51.01 70.84
181   Richard Synowiec        TB    SVCM  60    80    67.36 98.66
103   David Tomasik           AA    EM    0     18    17.88 16.68
182   Chuck Trewin            TB    VBM   45    64    52.35 58.23
75    Ginnie Uhley            TR    E2W   35    48    47.63 53.53
183   Rick Van Houdt          TR    SVBM  45    64    53.64 56.75
106   Terri Warren            TO    E2W   25    38    34.36 43.07
77    Marylynn Webster        TR    EW    0     28    23.94 20.59
78    Chuck White             SW    AM    35    48    36.02 53.81
79    Laura White             SD    E2W   35    48    43.74 55.06
107   Lester Williams         SW    VAM   35    48    45.04 53.75
81    Paul Williams           SN    SVE1M 15    28    25.57 27.77
90    Chris Williams          SN    VAM   35    48    37.71 47.87
184   Rich Wodnicki           SN    E2M   25    38    25.78 31.96
185   Ron Zawlocki            SN    VAM   35    48    41.36 45.35

Most Improved Formula

Handicap is defined as the percent your time is longer than a reference racer with zero par time. That is, HC = 100*(your_time - par_time)/par_time.

If we subtract your old handicap from your new handicap, that gives us the change in the percent that your times are longer than the zero par time. We want the change relative to your old time, not the par time, so we divide by the factor (1 + HC_old/100), which is the ratio of your old time to the par time.

And that's how we get the magic formula:
% improvement = (HC_new - HC_old)/(1 + HC_old/100)


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.