Martinsville, VA -- Folks are traveling from all over to Martinsville for the races this weekend. But one driver doesn't have to go very far at all. That's because Camping World Truck Series driver, Timothy Peters lives just up the road in Danville.
Timothy Peters spoke with me today about how he remembers going to Martinsville races as a child. He said he has always had a fascination with the sport and wanted to be a driver since he was a young boy. But coming to this track really inspired him.
Now, he is living out his dream of racing all over the country, including right here at home. One thing he loves about this race is that his friends and family can come and watch.
Peters has raced in Martinsville about 20 times. In fact, he has even had personal victories at this track. In 2009 he won his first truck series title at the Martinsville Speedway.
"I looked at it that the win column was checked but the most fairytale ending to a great story was that I did it at home," said Peters.
Peters says when he won, it felt like nearly half of the city come to his house that night. If he wins this week, he hopes the whole city will come over!
And also, this Saturday, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown is going to swear-in Peters as a reserve deputy sheriff on the Safe Surfin' task force, dedicated to cracking down on child predators.