The All-American Soap Box Derby will continue as a local tradition as the racing event enters its second decade and welcomes a new director, Lisa Wells. The event was in danger of being cancelled if new leadership couldn't be found, so Wells comes as a breath of fresh air to many local kids, parents and event supporters in the community.
In addition to leading a Girl Scout Troop, Wells was motivated to volunteer as race director by her 11 year old daughter
, Bethany, who won the stock division in Glens Falls in 2012. Bethany went on to compete at the national All-American Soap Box Derby
championships in Akron, Ohio with racers from all over the country. In Akron, Wells and her other two children, Ann-Marie and James, volunteered on the national race support staff while her husband, John, focused on racing.