Theres a big difference between methanol (used in drag cars) and ethanol (beverages and mixed with gasoline). Gas stations nowadays are already putting ethanol in gasoline. When they started doing it in select gas stations here in PA, I noticed my performance and fuel efficiency plummet. Methanol however is used in many high performance cars because its basically really high octane gasoline. Its not as flammable as gasoline, so therefore it can withstand high temperatures and crazy advanced timing without pre-detonation.