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    Senior Member Racer X's Avatar
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    I'd like to see a system put in place that takes into account a pacesetter's long term results, in addition to the actual results at pacesetting trials.

    For instance, still do pacesetting trials, but then average this with the past year's results (say if a pacesetter has a national handicap from the year before, then use that national handicap and average it with the results of pacesetting trials).

    I think this would more accurately reflect a pacesetter's real time skill set, and give a more accurate pacesetter handicap. It would also take into account the typical situation of pacesetter's not being in top form at trials, thus having a handicap that is artificially high, and throwing off the results at the resort they paceset at.

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    I think your idea has a lot of merit.

    At this year's trials in the Suits race, they missed my first run, I fell in the second, and the ruts were so bad in the third that I had a bad run. Consequently my Suits HC this year is higher than my Coats HC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patmoore View Post
    I think your idea has a lot of merit.
    Run it by Bill, and see what he thinks. It wouldn't take any additional work on anyone's part, aside from changing a few computations in the program.
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