Hanna Motorsports GOJO Firebird Jet Funny Car
By weekday, Rich Hanna is a jet engine inspector at Pratt & Whitney in Cheshire, CT. By weekend, he is the "World Speed and ET Record Holder" in the Jet Funny Car category. He has been professionally drag racing for 13 years and found his love for the sport at a young age while crewing for his fatherís Nitro Funny Car team.
Rich is a multifaceted young man with a wide variety of interests. He enjoys bowling, a past time that once interested him as a profession. When his first race car was built, he decided on the name "First Strike" symbolizing his first venture in professional drag racing and, naturally, his passion for bowling. "First Strike" is now known as the "GOJO Firebird". Rich is also a very talented artist and an overall avid athlete.
Rich is married and has three beautiful children, JR(7), Alan(5) and Megan(4). They are his inspiration in all of his lifeís goals and achievements.
Richís racing career began at 19 when he won his nationally televised debut race at Gainesville Raceway in Florida. He has since met the challenge of every competitor, holds over 50 track records (a best of 5.42 @ 295mph) and, furthermore, he is ever determined to stay at the top of his category.