2 Men Burned In Wash. State Methanol Explosion While Trying To 'barrel Ride' (AP) SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) - Two men who were apparently trying to take an unusual thrill ride were seriously injured in an explosion at a shop that builds and services race cars in Washington state. Fire Chief Dean Klinger told the Skagit Valley Herald the men put about four gallons of methanol in a 55-gallon barrel in the parking lot Sunday night, sat on top and lit it for a "barrel ride." Klinger says, "Apparently it was supposed to slide across the parking lot like a rocket. Instead, it blew up." He says one end of the barrel flew 120 feet. The men were responsive when paramedics arrived at Funk Racing. They were taken to a local hospital, then flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with severe burns. No word yet on if the Roadrunner got away.