The city of Akron has seen its share of ups lately, but one constant has been going downhill: the All-American Soap Box Derby, of course.
Mark Gerberich is in his second full year as president of the Soap Box Derby, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to go over the events this week through the 21st. Gerberich says they have racers from all over the globe, not just the United States. However, some come from a family of racers, dating back five generations, and they spend their vacations in Akron.
The Soap Box Derby is not just about cars and racing. The education side of it has its appeal expanded into China and Australia.