REGION — Johnson College and The Andrew Mazza Foundation are hosting the 1st Andrew Mazza Diesel Jam to be held at Johnson College (1-81 Exit 190) on Sunday, June 10TH from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Diesel Jam will be a celebration of the diesel truck community, featuring a truck show, mobile dynamometer (Dyno) runs, vendors, food, and live entertainment, the Big Country band.
It will be an all-day (rain or shine) family, friendly event. There will be guides on campus and signage so that one can easily navigate their way around the campus.
All truck owners are invited to participate in the show as well as 3 Runs on Mobile Dyno (measurement of the horsepower). Truck registration and Dyno start at 9:00 AM that day.
Those who register their truck will park in a separate parking lot at Johnson College so people can view them and walk around the campus to enjoy the day’s festivities.
Truckers who register for the Dyno portion of the event will run their engines for people to hear how powerful they are in comparison to their competitors. At the end of the event a Trucker’s Choice Award trophy will be given to the winner of the event.
This event will support the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Johnson College and The Andrew Mazza Foundation.
The fee to register a truck is $25.00 prior to June 1ST on Johnson College’s website: yvww.johnson.illliesel,larn On the day of the event registration per truck will be $30.00 for the show only. The registration fee for both the show and including 3 Mobile Dyno runs is 9125.00. This is an awesome way to show off your truck, get to compete and support two worthy organizations — the Andrew Mazza Foundation and Johnson College’s Diesel Truck Technology program.
Diesel Truck Technology is a 2-year program designed to prepare students as entry-level technicians with the latest information on diagnosis, repair procedures, preventative maintenance, and necessary safety applications in diesel technology. The program graduates more than 20 students each year who have an immediate impact on the diesel truck industry, especially in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The Foundation was established by a group of Andrew, friends in 2016 in honor of Mazza who died after a car accident in that same year. He saved the life of one of his female friends by helping her inside the vehicle until help arrived.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. Andrew’s father, Phillip Mazza, is very involved with the foundation.
Mazza grew up in Greenfield Township. He graduated from Lakeland High School in 2011 and received a degree in Machine Tool Technology from Lackawanna Career Technology Program.
Andrew was a member of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 542, along with his father, uncle, cousins, and his grandfather, Mike Mazza, who served as vice president until retirement. Andrew loved running heavy equipment, trucks, and snowmobiles.
According to Dawn Ziegler, Board Member of the Foundation, “he was a person who was selfless and sacrificed his life, a true hero. He was the smile when you didn’t have your own, the extra set of hands when you didn’t have enough, the shoulder you could lean on, and the company you were always happy to have.”
For more information visit www.andrewmazzafoundation.com or call Johnson College at 570-702-8935. Find them on Facebook at Andrewmazzafoundation.