We will use a new system for bumping racers when they do better than the class SL/GS bump handicap. This was approved at the November 2017 Race chair's meeting. Details follow..
Class bumps will be based on the average of your best GS and best SL race handicap.
For instance, a racer that has a good GS race in week 1 and a good SL race in week 4 may have an average SL/GS handicap from those two races that is lower than the SL/GS bump handicap and they will be bumped to the next fastest class.
You will notice at the beginning of some classes on the published race results there are SL/GS Bump causing handicaps.
Once we have completed at least one GS and one SL, the published race results will show the average of your best GS and best SL handicap in the right column.
The SL/GS Bump is set so that if you get bumped you will end up being competitive in the class you are getting bumped into.
The initial class placement reflects the previous year's handicaps of the racers currently in those classes.
Bumping can occur throughout the season and constantly affect season ending World Cup Points. World Cup Points will only be reported at the end of the year after all races have been reconstructed to come up with season-
Non Gender Class -
Class 2 Bump to Class 1 < 1.14
Class 3 Bump to Class 2 < 1.23
Class 4 Bump to Class 3 < 1.28
Class 5 Bump to Class 4 < 1.39
Class 6 Bump to Class 5 < 1.57
HOW BUMPING IS REFLECTED IN YEAR END SEASON RESULTS.....
provided the racer has finished at least 4 races prior to the race in which he/she might be bumped. Bumps that would have occurred as a result of the last 2 race dates would happen for the first race of the following season, unless class HCP ranges are changed for next season.
At the beginning of any season, any racer who feels they are in too fast a class relative to their ability should let their team captain or Al Lemke know before November 30 that you would like a review. We will then check your results from last year and determine if you are in the correct class based on your results.
The criteria is straight forward:
If you had raced in the class below where you were in the previous season, would you have been bumped into the class you are in?
If not, and you request this review, you will be moved into the appropriate class. Additionally, if you got bumped last season into your current class then you are not eligible for re-