NewsLONG-TIME SOAP BOX DERBY VOLUNTEER DON HUMINSKY DIES AT 8403.21.2019 Don Huminsky, who raced in the Soap Box Derby as a youngster in his hometown of Gary, Ind., and went on to serve as a Derby volunteer in Gary, Beaver County, Pa., and with the All-American Soap Box Derby, has died in Allison Park, Pa. He was 84. Don first raced in Gary in 1947, and won the local race the following year when he was 14. He raced in the All-American championships at Derby Downs in 1948, resulting in a life-long dedication to the Soap Box Derby program. He staged construction clinics in Gary and later served as chief inspector in Gary and technical advisor to local Derby programs in Hammond and Valparaiso, Ind. After a move to Pennsylvania, he became local director of the Beaver County Derby organization. He joined the All-American Soap Box Derby’s national control board (now the racing commission) in 1974, and served as chief inspector for the All-American championships from 1981 through 1995. Don was inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame in 2008. He attended Purdue University and retired as a product specialist from Harbison Walker Refractories Company. Services will be Saturday, March 23, at the United Methodist Church in Allison Park.