Great Bed Race gets 'Call of the Wild' for 25th anniversary



Posted on April 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 11:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – More than 2,000 spectators were on hand as participants gathered for the 25th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Great Bed Races.

To many, it’s obviously not the Run for the Roses but it’s definitely an entertaining one.

This year’s course was changed to a figure 8 which added a new challenge for the teams.

Timing began as each team crossed the start line and stopped at the finish line.

The theme of this year’s event was “Call of the Wild.”

Alpha Energy Solutions, featuring 17-year-old NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Ben Rhodes, pulled off an amazing upset at Monday’s event. His team finished with a time of 33.41 seconds in the Championship Division.

Newcomers “Winner Takes All” led the field with a time of 34.16 in the Fun Division.

More than 40 teams participated in the event.

The winners will be invited to participate in the Pegasus Parade on May 1.

The results of the 25th annual competition:

2014 Results – Champions Division:                                                                                                                                                     
Place    Team                                      Time
1           Alpha Energy Solutions       33:41
2           Curtain Call Photo Booth    33:97
3           Texas Roadhouse                34:29

2014 Results – Fun Division:       
Place    Team                                                   Time
1            Winner Takes All                               34:16
2            Heartland Payment Systems 1      35:68
3            General Electric Bravo                     36:93