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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hanna Motorsports Announces Marketing Partnership with GOJO

Press Release Icon Hanna Motorsports, Enfield, CT, a 47-year professional exhibition drag race company, today announces the signing of a sponsorship agreement with GOJO Industries, Inc. Akron, Ohio. GOJO will be represented on Hanna Motorsports’ exhibition jet car teams, with the primary car being the “First Strike” Firebird of driver Rich Hanna, which will now be known as the “GOJO Firebird.” The Firebird is the current ‘World Speed and ET Record Holder’ in the Jet Funny Car category, having run a best time of 5.42 @ 296 MPH. 

“We are extremely proud to represent GOJO with our exhibition jet car teams and look forward to a successful, growing, and long-term relationship”, states Al Hanna, President of Hanna Motorsports. Driver Rich Hanna adds, “This is really exciting for Hanna Motorsports. I am proud to represent GOJO, America’s #1 Brand of Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner, at events across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. 2011 should be great.” 

Diana Costanzo, Marketing Director for GOJO, echoed the Hannas’ comments. “We look forward to working with Al, Rich, and the entire Hanna Motorsports team. Many of their loyal fans enjoy fixing cars and doing work that gets their hands dirty, and we want them to know GOJO is the best choice for getting their hands clean. We believe Hanna Motorsports is the perfect fit to help us connect with our customers. We’re very excited to start and grow this program with them.” 

The Hanna Motorsports team cars, the “Queen of Diamonds” 300 MPH Jet Dragster, driven by Jill Canuso, the ”GOJO Firebird”, and the “Top Secret” Firebird, driven by Ken Hall, are recognized as one of the top teams in the history of the exhibition jet car category. In 2011, the team cars will appear in between 60 and 70 events, including race events, trade shows, auto shows, and other special venues, and all will carry the GOJO logo. 

The GOJO Firebird makes its initial 2011 debut at the traditional Easter Weekend event at Roxboro Dragway, Roxboro, North Carolina, April 23-24. The entire team debuts the ‘GOJO’ colors at the upcoming Blaster Racing/Lucas Oil NHRA Points Series Championship race being held at Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio, May 13-15. 

Hanna Motorsports is dedicated to safety, showmanship, and performance in fielding three of the finest professional exhibition machines in the nation. 

For more information about the GOJO Skin Health Program for Tough Soils Environments, visit or call 1-800-321-9647.
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GOJO, the inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing, skin care formulas and surface sprays under the GOJO®, PURELL™ and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a family enterprise headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.


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Contact: Kelly Ward-Smith, Public Relations Senior Manager

Phone Number: 330-255-6293
Mobile Phone: 330-819-8638


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