Brian Graham Brian Graham, 66, helped establish the Soap Box Derby program in Oceanside, Calif., which staged its first race in 1995. He served as local race director as well as a board member from 1995 through 2005. He joined the All-American Soap Box Derby’s rally commission in 1997, and served as its chairman from 2015 through 2017. He became an assistant regional director in 1998, and has served as Region 2 director since 2014. Brian has been active in the California Family Soap Box Derby Association and has served as announcer for many Soap Box Derby events throughout California and during race week in Akron. He is an author and public motivational speaker.