Aaron Povoledo’s career began with karting and quickly moved forward with great success in Formula cars both in England and Canada. After winner the World Scholarship from Jim Russell Racing UK, Povoledo was voted by Autosport magazine as one of the top five up-and-coming drivers in the U.K. and then went on to further open wheel success with the Player’s Forsythe program in North America.
A successful switch to sports car racing has seen Povoledo notch up many wins and pole positions in both IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge, sharing success with such notable teams as 3R K-PAX Racing, Compass 360, GSP Racing, Musante/Courtney Lamborghini, DXDT and Conquest Racing.
Povoledo’s career as a professional coach has paralleled his racing endeavors. While racing in the UK Povoledo was trained to be a driver coach by the prestigious Jim Russell School. Since then he has gone on to work for nearly every race, rally, exotic car, skid pad and diffusive driver training school in England, Canada and America. Coupled with his extensive studies into sports psychology Povoledo has become one of the most sought after private coaches in North America.
Recognized as an expert in motorsports and driver coaching, Povoledo has written for and been published by Grass Roots Motorsport Magazine, Performance Racing News, Road&Track and many others.
A History of WInning Together
10 years ago Povoledo was introduced to 3R by fellow Pro driver (4 time WC Champion) Randy Pobst who brought Aaron along to many of his races as his personal driver coach! Simply put Randy respected Aaron’s abilities as a driver and a driving coach so highly that he thought it would be another string to his bow to have Aaron’s extra set of eyes on the job.
Two years later Bob Raub and Dax Raub brought in Povoledo as the lead driver on the team’s new factory Volvo C30, in effort to run in the World Challenge Touring car division. Together they took 4 wins and a record 6 Pole positions that season. The full story behind the scenes was even more impressive. 3R was given just three months to take a car that had never been raced and make it pro race ready. The fact that they had two cars on the grid for the season opener in St. Petersburg that season was a testimony to the sheer brain power, passion and hard work of the 3R staff. The fact that they won and set fastest lap by round 3 was a testimony to how fast and effective the combination of Dax Raub, his crew at 3R and Povoledo had already become. In less than 8 months they had gone form an idea to what was one of the best all round Touring cars of the era.