Upgrades for 2023

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 12, 2023. One upgrade, applies next season.
Racer                 Event  Bib   Team   HC    Old  Min  New
Andrew Kerbrat          SL    149   SW    24.94 E2M   25  E1M

After Race 9

February 27, 2023. The only thing better than an upgrade is two upgrades: both SL and GS!
Racer                 Event  Bib   Team   HC    Old  Min  New
Diane Clark-Finkel      SL    26    SW    34.79 VE2W  35  E1W
Diane Clark-Finkel      GS    26    SW    33.60 VE2W  35  E1W

After Race 7

February 6, 2023. No upgrades this weekend.

After Race 4

January 27, 2023. No upgrades this weekend.


More 2023 Season Results

Handicap Data | Upgrades
Team Results | Team Details

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.