Fellow 360 teammates Wesley Fongenie and Neil Glover were 15th and 16th respectively.
Having settled in an initial fifth in race two, Shields was towed along by Ayres as they both closed in on third placed Rishover.
After Ayres got by Shields attempts were thwarted, which allowed team-mate Sweetnam to close too.
As they went through Paddock on lap nine, Shields couldn’t have been closer to Rishover, but his attempt to go by into Druids was blocked again. Two laps later he was finally through into Clearways, with Sweetnam following.
“I had more pace and confidence with the car and I was into third I could get clear,” Shields explained.
Having moved up to fifth, Sweetnam lost it again on the final lap. “I went wide, hit a kerb and it deranged the suspension, but had good pace though,” he said after dropping back to sixth.
Fongenie made it home in 13th, with Jason Green 15th.
Shields was fourth on the grid again for the third and final race of the weekend. From the start he held station in fourth, as the lead trio made an immediate break.
Two laps behind the safety car closed the gap again, but he was still unable to match the pace of the lead trio.
After his stop he rejoined sixth, but made rapid progress over the next few laps and was into third, closing on Sweetnam, who was second from lap 16 after Lay went off.
Three laps later they exchanged places, with Shields then consolidating to take second on the road. But Ayres victory was shortlived due to a post-race penalty, which made it a 360 one two, with Shields and Sweetnam on top of the podium.
Glover and Green shared their car to finish 19th, with Fongenie coming home 20th.
The next round of the Championship is at Snetterton on July 25th/26th, when it supports the British GT Championship.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing, May 23rd 2022