Friday, December 13, 2013

Burning Down Jeremy Mayfield's Former Home

Jeremy Mayfield
Jeremy Mayfield's former home is was getting burned down this weekend and the story fascinated us. Apparently they've cancelled it for now because it is supposed to rain tomorrow (Saturday).

We were also interested in this story because Jeremy used to drive in NASCAR for Timmonsville's very own Cale Yarborough in 1995 and 1996.

It is reported that Mayfield tried to renovate the home which was originally built in the 1990's and at one time valued at $1.8 million, but after he was banned from racing and arrested for possession of meth and stolen property, work on the home came to an abrupt halt.

Mayfield bought the home and surrounding property for $3.8 million in 2006. The property also includes two other livable homes. No one has actually ever lived in the unfinished home which is to be burned.

The new owners no longer want the home that is now worth just over $300,000 dollars. Burning it will take it off the tax books while providing training for firefighters in the county.

Read more about the controlled burn that the fire department in Catawba County, NC was going to have on Saturday at the following link: WSOC TV Article or watch their news report below:

After looking at a bunch of articles on Jeremy Mayfield and all his troubles, we wanted to figure out exactly where the house is located. We found it. Click the image below to see. Then take a look at the embedded Google map below that.
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It is currently owned by DELLINGER FARMS LLC according to

The music video below featured Jeremy Mayfield. The song is called Drowning (Face Down) by the band Saving Abel. It was uploaded on May 1, 2009. It's kind of fitting based on all of his troubles over the past few years.

The video below was uploaded on November 3, 2009 and it was concerning the Real Estate & Personal Property Auction of Jeremy & Shana Mayfield and Mayfield Motorsports that was held on November 20, 2009. (Click the previous link to see more pictures of the house back in 2009.)

Jeremy always seemed like a nice guy. He was a pretty good race car driver. He had potential. What happened to him could happen to any of us I suppose.

I'm not sure how much of the accusations about him are true. The recent pictures of him do not look like he is a meth addict/user. Who knows? How about the stolen stuff you say? I don't know about that either. I would hope all of it is untrue.

It does look pretty bad for him. This is America though, where we are innocent until proven guilty. We also know that sin will always carry you farther than you ever want to go. Hopefully he can get his life straightened out.

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