A vigil is held for the man, who friends say, died doing what he loved. Twenty-one year old, Ryan Peters, is remembered after a tragic accident at the Windy Hollow Speedway claimed his life Sunday night. Peters wasn't behind the wheel of his race car on this night, he was a spectator when the race turned tragic. A car crashing into the crowd right where he stood. Friends say that spot was his favorite and they will miss seeing him there the next time the checkered flag flies.
Friends and family say it was his favorite place to stand on race day, but now a cross stands in his place. Twenty-one year old, Ryan Peters died tragically Sunday night at the Windy Hollow Speedway after a crash on the track sent one of the cars into a group of spectators. Now, his loved ones gather in Peters honor. "Very caring person," says Peters' grandmother, Janice. She says she raised Ryan from the age of three, but knows her grandson had another family here at the Windy Hollow Speedway. "I see the same type of love that I saw at the funeral. It was a packed house. The racing family has been tremendous," says Janice. The cars, the race, and the company of his speedway friends, is what meant the most to Peters. "I never dreamed that they were as close knit of a family as they are, and they are very good people," says Janice. Robert Brooks, a close friend of Peters, says his friend died at the place he loved most. "It meant a lot. It was like his main thing in life to do," says Brooks. Friends say Peters was no stranger to being behind the wheel of a race car, but tonight this crowd mourns behind the candle light in memory. "He was a really good guy. Anybody you talked to could see the future of him being a good role model, a good person. His personality was really great, very respectful, loyal, he would do anything, he would bend his back over backwards for somebody," says Brooks. "He had great plans. He will be very much missed, and he was very much loved," says Janice.