Methanol Barrel Ride

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  1. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    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.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LMAO!!

    That is an epic line right there.

    Ah yes, Sedro Wooley. While Deliverance wasn't filmed there, you can see some of the same people who were extras roaming about town. :eek:
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    In this case, it really does burn. :rolleyes:

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  4. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again.


    Too bad they survived, this weakens the herd.
     
  5. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    With a name like "FUNK RACING," what do you expect.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Well, if they were seated on top of the explosion, perhaps they will no longer be able to contribute to the fall of mankind, hopefully.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Egad- you have just revived a suppressed memory of PVT E-2 Dudd (name changed to protect the witless). One of my NCOs sent him to check that a 5 gal gas can had been completely emptied before putting it into storage. He unscrewed the cap, but could not see inside the can. Oh, yes he did. Struck a match, and held it to the opening. Removed eyebrows, eyelashes, and gave a new meaning to a "high and tight" haircut. We wound up sending him home as "Unsuited for military service".
     
  8. WDB

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    Sedro Wooley and Funk racing pretty much sums it up. Dirt track racers calling them half a tard is a gift. How do you dig up the ruthless/toothless PNW people to point out Troy?
     
  9. willfully armed

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    alcohol fires are hard to see, too. I would have paid a weeks wages to see this in person.

    (urine wont extinguish methanol, bet their bollocks were charred!)
     
  10. Troy Michalik

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    Just reporting the news. I know it's all rainy and such up there, and you only get about 12.5 days of good weather a year. Folks get bored and things happen, I get it. . . . . . really. I mean look where the grunge movement started.