NG Road Racing: Ridewood, Baker, Sheldon-Shaw share 600 spoils

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NG Road Racing’s 600 riders gave the points a vigorous stir at Cadwell Park as Aaron Ridewood, Alex Baker and Joe Sheldon-Shaw all took wins.

And with four different winners in the last four races and not one of them leading the championship, it’s still anyone’s guess how the club’s middleweight series is going to pan out this season.

Baker narrowly beat Ridewood to the line to take the second win of the weekend...
Baker narrowly beat Ridewood to the line to take the second win of the weekend…

With the two top points scorers from Anglesey, Dan Kneen and Chris Mort, out of action this weekend, Sean Montgomery had work to do if he was to hang onto a provisional championship lead.

But it was Ridewood who snatched pole just 0.110s clear of Baker, with Montgomery in third while lady racer Kayla Barrington, James Evans and Dave Irons completed the second row.

The TCR Racing / Louigi Moto had little trouble nabbing the holeshot from pole position as Baker tucked in behind just ahead of Montgomery.

But no one was catching Ridewood as he put his head down and extended a lead of nearly 11 seconds at the chequered flag, while Montgomery stuck a pass on Baker on the final lap to bag second.

Fresh off a podium at Oulton Park in the National Superstock 600 class, Sheldon-Shaw was back in action...
Fresh off a podium at Oulton Park in the National Superstock 600 class, Sheldon-Shaw was back in action…

Ridewood once again lined up on pole for Sunday’s first scrap with the fastest lap from Saturday, but it was a different story as Baker led the first lap ahead of the race one winner, with Preston Power Steering’s Montgomery right on their tail.

The three front-men stretched a gap over the chasing pack as they jostled for position amongst themselves, but despite a pass on Baker three laps from the finish, Ridewood had to settle for second just 0.325s adrift, with Montgomery taking 16 points just a second further back.

Baker got out front early in the final race of the weekend, again with Ridewood for company, but this time with Sheldon-Shaw nipping at their heels.

It took the Via-Moto Kawasaki rider just two laps to slip past Ridewood, and just one more to hit the front as he pushed Baker back to second on his way to a 4.603s win, with Montgomery grabbing another third-place finish.

Despite not yet winning this year, Montgomery has now taken the IMS 600 championship lead with consistency at his side so far, sitting on 97 points to Ridewood’s 85.

*Click here for full results from NG Road Racing at Cadwell Park

*Images: Steve Snelling

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