Partain takes two on Night 2 at Superstition, O’Neil repeats IMCA Modified checkered run

Bo Partain was a double winner on night two of Arizona Speedway’s Superstition Showdown, topping IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features. (Photo by Tom Macht,

By Ben Deatherage 

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Feb. 13) – The second night of Arizona Speedway’s Superstition Show­down saw Bo Partain make two more visits to victory lane.

The Casa Grande maestro repeated his winning ways from Friday in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event, then ended his evening by topping a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod nailbiter. 

Partain quickly scooted his way from third starting to the front of the Stock Car feature field. Three cautions kept the field bunched up in the first half of the 20-lapper and while Partain felt some heat he managed to keep his cool and cruise to victory. 

Chanse Hollatz rallied from a deep 22nd starting position to end the race second.  Arizona trans­plant Andrew Burg was third across the finish line.

One of several double-duty drivers on the weekend, Partain put his Northern SportMod mount into the top spot on the opening start and then had his hands full for much of the 20-lap race with challenges coming high and low.

Five stoppages were evenly spread out, making restarts key. Partain briefly lost the lead on the 12th circuit to Tyler Mecl, then reclaimed the territory on the following lap. 

A late caution set up a green, white, checkered finish and one last opportunity for challengers to attempt to overtake the leader, but Partain kept his composure and scored his first Arizona Speed­way SportMod win of the new campaign.

Mecl came home second over Matt Sanders. 

Night one of the IMCA Modifieds had seen Jake O’Neil make a perfectly timed pass in in lapped traffic to earn his way to San Tan Ford Victory Lane. For night two it was complete dominance, as O’Neil rocketed to the lead at the drop of the green.    

The Tucson pilot had only one caution to slow him down on lap three.  With precipitation coming down as the main event continued to unfold the field amazingly went non-stop to complete the balance of the twenty-five-lap feature.   

O’Neil took care of business once again and collected a second $1,500 feature win in as many nights. Tanner Black and Casey Arneson ran 2-3.