The 2009 Bradford Mastercraft All-American Soap Box Derby got underway Saturday in a new location -- Dorothy Lane and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Besides Mastercraft, other sponsors for the event are American Refining Group, Dallas-Morris Drilling, Zippo, the Blaisdell Foundation, City of Bradford, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and 100.1 The HERO.
Besides the racers, pictured above are The HERO's Stefan Arlington who served as a PA announcer for the event and Frank Williams who spoke with Dr. David Johe during The HERO's broadcast. Dr. Johe is also the 1965 Soap Box Derby Champion for Charleston, West Virginia.
Congratulations -- and thank you! -- to the local derby board of directors for another great year. They are Dr. David Johe, Christine Mangione, Joe Mangione, Jay Pecora, Mike Shine, Dennis Smith, Bridgette Wells, Dave Williams and director Steve Feldman.