By: Tim Church
There has been much speculation as to who would be driving the May number seven for the upcoming 2018 season. That speculation has come to an end with the announcement that Preston Walker will be piloting the seven for the 2018 season. In a statement from Dave & Lori May “Preston Walker is from Akron, Ohio and has driven quarter midgets, late models, and most recently E-Mods. Preston’s father Joe Walker, will also be involved bringing many years of experience with ASA, NASCAR, CRA, and E-Mods. We are looking forward to this upcoming racing season for a number of reasons, this is just one more.” Preston will be driving a full MSS schedule along with selected E-Mod races as well.
AJ Lesiecki had this to say about Preston coming to the May Motorsports team. “I look forward to having Preston as my teammate for the 2018 season; Preston is a hard worker and comes from a good family. Preston and I raced quarter midgets when we were younger and our families got along really well then. I think it will be good for Dave and Lori to have at least one driver from around the Akron area. Hopefully I can help Preston in his first season in a super and hopefully his father Joe will be able to help May Motorsports get better as a whole. I’m glad for MSS that we are now able to say the number seven has a full time driver to support all MSS races.”
Preston started racing at the age of eight years old when his Father got him involved with quarter midgets. Joe Walker has been involved in racing for most of his life so it was natural for Preston to get the racing bug. They moved on from the quarter midgets to late models and then to the E-Mods. Preston’s careers highlights include winning the bounty late model championship, winning multiple feature wins with the late model and the E-Mod. Most recently they won the Labor Day E-Mod race at Midvale.
When asked about the supermodifeds Preston had this to say. “I have always enjoyed watching supermodified racing and thought how neat it would be to drive one. They are different from anything I drove before I am looking forward this year in a super.” He’d also like to thank David and Lori May for the opportunity. If it wasn’t for them it would never have happened.