Michael Rushing Mike Rushing has been instrumental in the Cape Girardeau Soap Box Derby program since it was re-established in 2000 by the local Rotary Club. Over the years, he has promoted interest in racing, recruited new participants, educated youngsters on car construction and driving skills, trained dozens of local volunteers and served as race director. He has financially supported local families by purchasing car kits, parts, tools and helmets. Mike began volunteering in the run-out area at the All-American championships in 2004. In recent years, he has been responsible for staging the competing race cars in the two buildings at Topside. He also is a member of the All-American’s racing commission.