5/2/2016 – NEW CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THORNTONS GREAT BED RACES

May 2, 2016 Louisville, KY. –  A crowd of 3,000 racing fans cheered tonight as Premier Packaging and Bluegrass Indoor Carting were named champions at the Thorntons Great Bed Races. 30 teams pushed their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course, competing for the fastest times. Bluegrass Indoor Carting won the Champions Division with a time of 33:15 and Premier Packaging claimed the title in the Fun Division with a time of 38:70.

 The theme of this year’s event, “Race for the Cup,” had teams decorating their bed in everything from pontoon boats, solo cups, race cars and race tracks, to racing tea cups, Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland. 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 27th annual competition:

 2016 Results – Champions Division:

Place

Team

Time

1

Bluegrass Indoor Karting

33:15

2

Rubbies Southside Bar & Grill

34:05

3

Ford

34:46

2016 Results – Fun Division:

Place

Team

Time

1

Premier Packaging

38:70

2

Brandeis Machinery

38:87

3

Black Diamonds

40:04

  •  Best Decorated Bed: Bigelow Tea (Racing Tea Theme with a Giant Tea Cup and a racing spoon, with team members dressed in tea bags.)
  • Most Entertaining: Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar (“Yacht Club” theme with their bed decorated like a camper/pontoon and team members dressed as large solo cups.)
  • Cone Eater Award: Expert Sleep Medicine/ExpertSleep.com

 Winners will also be invited to appear in the Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 5. Thorntons is the Title Sponsor of the Great Bed Races.  AAA East Central is a Contributing Sponsor, 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 27th year, it continues to attract participants from small local businesses to five-man teams from large corporations.

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