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With Ben Rhodes at the wheel, Alpha’s Bed Race team won last year’s event with a time of 33.41

It’s one thing to win a race one time. And it’s quite another to defend a championship. That’s exactly what Alpha Energy Solutions’ championship team will be attempting to do on April 27 at Broadbent Arena.

The Kentucky Derby Festival event, Thorntons Great Bed Races, includes a full day of entertainment with a tailgate party starting at 4:00 p.m.  There is a Parade of Beds at 6, and the competition starts at 7. Local TV stations cover every aspect of the races.

Last year, with Alpha’s Ben Rhodes driving, the four bed-pushers from Heuser Health brought the bed home first, but only by .56 of a second.

It’s a great event at the Fairgrounds, and Alpha invites all our friends and supporters to attend. It’s free with a Pegasus Pin.

That’s not the only event Alpha will be participating in Derby Week. On Tuesday, the Pegasus Parade Preview Party at the Fairgrounds is an opportunity for thousands of people to see the Pegasus Parade floats in advance. And Alpha’s entry in the parade — the #88 Alpha Energy Solution Chevy, will be on display.

Of course, Thursday is the big march down Broadway in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, as Ben Rhodes and Alpha team members escort the #88, perched atop a trailer as thousands of people line the street. The Parade has been a downtown Derby Week attraction since 1956. This year, the theme is “Best of Louisville,” and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the grand marshal.

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