Louisville, KY. – A crowd of 3,000 racing fans cheered Monday night as Texas Roadhouse and Ford Motor Company were named Champions at the Thorntons Great Bed Races. 40 teams pushed their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course, competing for the fastest times. Texas Roadhouse won the Champions Division with a time of 33:45 and Ford Motor Company claimed the title in the Fun Division with a time of 34:23.
The theme of this year’s event, “Ultimate Game Day,” had teams decorating their bed in everything from football fields, sports teams and tailgating to PAC-MAN, poker games and favorite board games like Operation. Prizes went to the teams with the three fastest times, as well as for the “Best Decorated Bed,” “Most Entertaining,” and “Cone Eater” categories.
The results of the 26th annual competition:
2015 Results – Champions Division:
1 Texas Roadhouse 33:45
2 Bluegrass Indoor Karting 34:24
3 Alpha Energy Solutions 34:37
2015 Results – Fun Division:
1 Ford Motor Company 34:23
2 Maeser Plumbing, Heating & Cooling 37:09
3 Purdue College of Technology 37:12
Best Decorated Bed: The Kidz Club Team (Mario Brothers Theme, participants dressed like Mario, Luigi and other characters in the game.)
Most Entertaining: Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar (Viva Las Vegas Theme featuring Marilyn Monroe and Elvis costumes.)
Cone Eater Award: Caretenders
Winners will also be invited to appear in the Pegasus Parade on Thursday, April 30. Thorntons is the new Title Sponsor of the Great Bed Races. Contributing sponsors are: AAA East Central, Hollander Sleep Products and Mattress Firm, along with Media Partner: 107.7 The Eagle. Broadcast special on WAVE 3 TV.
First held in 1990 on the cobblestone streets of downtown Louisville in Theatre Square as “Bedlam in the Streets,” this event has exploded in popularity. Now in its 26th year, it continues to attract participants from small local businesses to five-man teams from large corporations.