Software Solutions for Professional Tractor and Truck Pulls
"I Took a Look in the HookBook"
HookBook is a multi-user Tractor and Truck Pull Registration System. The database is stored in the Internet Cloud at Microsoft Azure. The information can be viewed live by computer users worldwide. The computer screens are automatically formatted as they are browsed on the Internet by anyone on a smart phone, notepad, or desktop computer.
For maximum security and accuracy, the HookBook database is updated live at each Pull only by Registration Workers. Clicking on HookBook above allows you to view, but not change, all public information in the database. The address line and the phone number fields are intentionally not displayed for the security of the Pullers.
What should I do first? Click on HookBook anyplace on this page and then you will be in HookBook. When the program starts, click on any of the rectangular buttons. The first one, Pull Results, will give you the list of our pulls. For a live example, scroll down to West Bloomfield truck pull on July 10th or tractor pull on July 11th. You will see two tabs on top, Pull Classes and All Hooks. Below those tabs, click on the first rectangle for Class A and you will see the results for Class A. The name of the Class is on top, the Puller's Name is on the left of each "card", the Vehicle is on the right, the Distance is near the bottom and the name of the Pull is on the very bottom of the "card" so you can check that you are in the right pull. Click your browser's back arrow and then click on the All Hooks tab on top. You will see all the hooks for the whole pull. Depending on how wide you screen is, you will see the "cards" from one to five cards wide.
If you don't like looking at self contained "cards", click on the "Pull Results" on the very top of your screen and choose a different rectangular button. If you click on "Results Table", you will see another list of the pulls. Scroll down to one of the West Bloomfield pulls (July 10th or 11th). You will again see two tabs on top, Pull Classes and All Hooks. Below those tabs, click on the first rectangle for Class A and you will see the results for Class A in a table form -- rows and columns like a spreadsheet. Or click your browser's back arrow and th4 click on the All Hooks tab on top to see all the hooks for the whole pull. If you have a printer connected to your computer, whenever you have table displayed you can can move your cursor to the empty space above the table and then right click to select Print.
Many Pullers start out by selecting Pullers and then clicking on the Search button on the bottom of the page. Then type your first or last name in the Search box and hit Enter. Choose your name from the displayed selections. If you are in the database already, your information will be displayed. Check it out and let me know if there are any typing errors. You can find your Hooks, Vehicles, and Sponsors.
Continue pulling down the top menu and choose different buttons to try lots of different views of the database. The version of HookBook you are using will only allow a viewer to see the data, not make any changes or register any hooks or enter any distances. Only Trackside Officials are allowed to make any changes. Email me if you want me to make any corrections. I am responsible for any errors and I will make every effort to correct mistakes. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does HookBook work?
Imagine the Registration System Database as a large file cabinet with seven drawers. Each drawer contains file folders.
1. The Puller drawer contains a file folder for each Puller . The file folder contains Name, Address, and Phone for one Puller. A Puller can be a Tractor Puller or Truck Puller.
2. The Vehicle drawer contains a file folder for each Vehicle. The file folder contains Manufacturer, Model, Year, Vehicle Name, Comments, and Puller for one Vehicle. A Vehicle can be a Tractor or a Truck.
3. The Sponsor drawer contains a file folder for each Sponsor. The file folder contains Name, City, Comments, and Puller for one Sponsor.
4. The PullSchedule drawer contains a file folder for each Pull. The file folder contains Pull Name, City, Address, Rules, PullClasses, and PayoutCalc information for one Pull on the Schedule.
5. The PullClass drawer contains a file folder for each Pull Class. The file folder contains Weight, Class Name, Pulling Order, Pace, Comments, and Pull Schedule for one Pull Class.
6. The PayoutCalc drawer contains a file folder for each different Payout Calculation method. The file folder contains the price per hook, payout percentage, number of paid places, and amount paid per place for one Payout Calculation.
7. The Hook drawer contains a file folder for each Hook. This drawer ties things all together. The file folder contains the Hook Name, Pull, Pull Class, Puller, Vehicle, Distance, and Place for one Hook. Registration Workers select the Pull Class, Puller, and Vehicle from autocomplete drop-down menus. The Hook Name is a computer generated combination of the Pull Class and Pull Order within the Pull Class. The Hook Name is often posted on the side of a Vehicle during the Pull. The Distance can be entered by the Announcer or Registration Workers during the Pull. Place is calculated by the computer after completion of the Pull Class and entering of the Distance for each Hook in the Pull Class.
An Internet user can browse through each drawer to look at a file folder. Each file folder relates to other file folders in other drawers. Each click gets you additional information in the file folder or lets you look in a related file folder from another drawer. Example 1: If you look in the PullSchedule drawer for a file folder of a specific Pull, you will be able to see information about all the Pull Classes at that Pull Classes. If you then click on one of Pull Classes, you will be able to see the Hooks in that specific Pull Class. Example 2: If you look in the Puller's drawer for a file folder of a specific Puller, you will be able to see information about that Puller and also be able to click to see information about that Puller's Vehicle and and that Puller's Sponsor.
Professional Tractor and Truck Pulls
Tractor Tracks, LLC
W1593 Aniwa Rd.
Weyauwega, WI 54983
Steve Loehrke, Managing Member 920-540-9963
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