It may have been a WhatsApp phone call, but you could almost hear how big the grin was on Billy Frazer after starting his sophomore USF2000 season off with a podium.

After two races in St Petersburg, Florida, Frazer is second in the drivers’ championship.

He got a mega start in race one to bolt into podium contention, eventually finishing second.

Race two was your typical street circuit wreck fest. But Frazer cunningly survived the carnage to finish sixth, bagging even more points.

“It’s a strong start to the championship, for sure,” he said.

“If that P6 in race two is the worst result we have this year, I’m not complaining.”