David Gilliland’s son Todd, 15, wins ARCA debut at Toledo

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Two days after turning 15, Todd Gilliland celebrated in spectacular fashion Sunday at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.

In his first career start in the series, Gilliland became the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series history, taking the checkered flag in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care.

The entire Gilliland family, including father and NASCAR driver David, were on hand to watch Todd – a third-generation race car driver – race his way to victory and celebrate his triumph.

Adding to the significance of the younger Gilliland’s win is that it came just four weeks after his first career Late Model victory on the CARS Tour.

Driving the No. 55 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, Gilliland held off Tom Hessert and Josh Williams for the win in the 30-car field. Other notable finishers included Bobby Hamilton Jr., who finished eighth, and veteran driver Ken Schrader, who finished 13th.

Also making his first career start in the ARCA Series was Matt Wallace, son of NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, driving the No. 69 Kimmel Racing Ford.

Matt Wallace finished 10th in his debut.

The younger Wallace’s sister, Chrissie, also made her ARCA debut at Toledo Speedway. Matt is also the nephew for NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.

Courtesy of Matt Weaver of PopularSpeed.com, here are a number of tweets and videos that captured Todd Gilliland’s historic victory:

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Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.

The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.

It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”

I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”

Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.

Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.

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Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee. I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

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