Boilermaker Remembers Bob Ingalls as this was the event he brought to the next level
BOILERMAKER - Although the Boilermaker is always a great time for the committee that organizes it, this specific year also has some sad emotions. On July 2, former Race Director Bob Ingalls lost his battle with cancer less that a year after retiring from his position.
He is credited with bringing this race national attention it had never seen. Every fellow committee member of his always speaks of how he was such an incredible leader and brought the Boilermaker to unprecedented levels.
Ingalls retired as director of the Road Race in 2007 after serving for six years.
The 66 year old was diagnosed with a Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, an advanced form of cancer where the disease spreads to other sites. For Ingalls’, it spread to his liver.
Ingalls was actively involved in County Government, and was a longtime undersheriff for Oneida County. He took the reigns of race director for many years, handing them over just in this past year.