ANDERSON Motorsport's two-car era has got off to a super start after Super3 driver Declan Fraser finished second overall in the weekend's round at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Fraser finished runner-up in the Super3 category in his Ford Falcon FG after coming home second in both of the weekend's races, and came close to bringing down winner Jaylyn Robotham in the latter event.
The Bathurst team's Super2 entry piloted by Tyler Everingham had a solid weekend of racing, finishing fifth and 11th across Saturday and Saturday's outings.
Anderson said Fraser's weekend was special, and the lap times prove it.
"He's very smart in the car and very quick. For him to be doing the lap times he's doing is amazing," he said.
"Tyler actually had the Super3 lap record at Eastern Creek and Declan's gone under that lap.
"We are just coaching him through basically the first half of the track and he was comfortable in the car. We only made minimal changes. He was great at getting his head around the car and getting up to speed. It makes us very excited for the remainder of the year.
"Back when Tyler set that record in 2018 it was a really quick time so for Declan to go past that shows that he's on the money."
Four Super2 entries separated Fraser and Robotham in the opening event.
That changed in the latter event where Fraser pushed the race leader the whole way.
Fraser finished within four seconds of Robotham with only one Super2 car separating them.
Meanwhile, in the Super2 battle, Everingham was right in the mix during race one as he climbed up from his qualifying position of seventh to end up fifth.
A qualifying mishap saw Everingham start from 11th in race two and that's where he would finish in the Super2 standings, and 13th overall behind Robotham and Fraser.
"We chased car balance there for Tyler and he qualified well. Fifth in the night race was a good result and we made some small changes for the Sunday race. Unfortunately he locked his brakes on turn two in qualifying," Anderson said.
"That meant he had to just coast around and get a lap time out of it. It was unfortunate because he probably would have been in the front two rows if he got the lap right."
It's always a difficult battle to make a recovery but Anderson said Sydney Motorsport Park can be especially punishing for that endeavour.
"When you're back in the pack ... and when the tyres you qualify on have to be raced on - especially on a high degradation track like that - it's tough," he said.
"We have to rotate the tyres on the car and still run it with little flat spots on it. All those problems just stemmed from that lock up in qualifying.
"As soon as you give those front guys a couple of seconds' lead you're never really going to run them down. You've got to be up with them from the start."
Will Brown won race one and Tom Randle jumped up a place to win on Sunday.