Will Looman Will Looman, 77, began volunteering for the Akron local Soap Box Derby organization in 1980, and served on its board of directors from 1983 through 1996. He was director of the Akron local race from 1987 through 1993, during which time he also began volunteering in technical roles for the All-American Soap Box Derby. In the early 1990s, he joined the All-American’s National Control Board (now called the Racing Commission, the top technical and race operations body), on which he continues to serve. Looman was commission chairman from 2012 through 2014, and has served as race director of the All-American world championships since 2012. He retired from Goodyear in 2018, after 54 years’ service as a mechanical engineer.