Ronnie Beck is a three time Soapbox derby champion that Bart idolizes. He is mostly just talked about by Bart in the episode, but also makes a brief appearance as the trophy presenter at the end when Bart wins the Springfield soapbox derby championship.

In recent times, ASX listed Genworth Financial named their prestigious fortnightly award "Soapbox" after Ronnie, gluing a picture of the derby champion underneath the base.