John Walko started driving in SCCA Club Formula Ford in 1994,later Walko opened his own prep shop.

Since 1999, Walko has been a crew chief and engineer in SCCA Formula Ford, Formula Continental, Formula Ford Zetec Championship, Star Mazda, and the F2000 Championship Series, as well as within the variety of vintage series in the east.

Overall, his drivers have amassed wins and podiums by the dozen.