Ray and Jackson remain in contention for Milwaukee Spring Grand Slam prize!

Ray and Jackson remain in contention for Milwaukee Spring Grand Slam prize!

13 May 2022

Oulton Park race winners Bradley Ray and Lee Jackson remain in contention for a win in the Milwaukee Spring Grand Slam, if either rider can add a brace of wins to their victory tally next weekend at Donington Park (20-22 May).

The Milwaukee Spring Grand Slam, comprised the Milwaukee Race of the North at Oulton Park, and next weekend’s Milwaukee King of Donington (20 – 22 May), as the industry-leading power tool manufacturer added an additional dimension to rounds two and three.

As Jackson ended Ray’s winning streak in Cheshire, the chance to win the £50,000 prize for claiming all six victories ended. However, Ray remains in contention to claim the prize for five, if he can complete the triple next weekend to take home £25,000.

The last rider to achieve five consecutive victories was Leon Haslam in his title-winning 2018 campaign. Other riders who have completed five in a row, include previous champion, Alex Lowes back in 2013 with Samsung Honda, 2009 champion Leon Camier and BSB Legend Steve Hislop in 2001.

Ray and Jackson meanwhile, could also be in with a chance of scooping the £10,000 prize if either of them can claim a total of four wins from the six Milwaukee Spring Grand Slam Races. This means that Ray would need to do the double or Jackson to complete the hat trick next weekend.

The last time a rider accomplished four in a row was Jason O'Halloran last season. Scott Redding also celebrated four in a row during his 2019 title-winning season, with Shane Byrne winning consecutively in 2017 and Leon Haslam in 2016.