Jim Hagan Maryland native Jim Hagan raced in the Washington, D.C. Soap Box Derby from 1971 through 1975. He started volunteering at the track the following year, and served in many roles for the Washington, D.C. and Westminster, Maryland, races before becoming director of the Frederick, Maryland Soap Box Deby for 10 years beginning in 2002. Jim was race director in Washington, D.C., from 2013 through 2015, when he became president of the local race organization, a post he continues to hold. Jim has been a Regional Director for 13 years, overseeing and promoting local race programs in five states in the Mid-Atlantic area, plus Washington D.C. In his various Soap Box Derby roles, Jim has been director of nearly 200 local races and rallies. Jim is a project designer for a design company.