About Apex Racing Lab

Apex Racing Lab is the Triangle’s only premier simulation racecar driving experience
Race

Experiene the thrill of racing some of the world's most famous courses

Compete

From one-off races to leagues and more, put your skills to the test

Drink

We offer a full selection of beer, wine, and more

Join

Race often and save with our membership options

Meet the owner John DiCostanzo

I’m John DiCostanzo, and I’m thrilled to bring racing simulator technology and game immersion with Apex Racing Lab, the Triangle’s first sim racing studio! You can read all about what the sim racing experience entails here, but here is how I got my start in racing, which has led to starting this business.

Like most of my generation, I was fascinated by motorsports and video games. The technology we have today was just a dream in someone’s head, and so the motorsports industry almost exclusively meant driving an actual racecar.

After attending a racing school, I was hooked. One of my keepsake helmets, autographed by a famous racecar driver, sits behind my desk in my home office. But racing is a super expensive hobby, and so it wasn’t until 2015 when I could buy my first supercar – a Dodge Viper, which is when my interest in racing started to become a reality.

Two years later, in 2017, I begin tracking my car. Not for competition driving, but for HPDE (high performance driving education), where you race against your own stopwatch for personal bests. I loved that, though there are other cars on the track, I wasn’t racing them.

John DiCostanzo's Dodge Viper

On the flip side, my professional career landed me in IT and sales/marketing. Everything from help desk to call and data center operations, and installing hardware and software. Between corporate sales and marketing, I knew I had what it took to transition into business ownership where I could sell my own passion to others, rather than someone else’s product.

The thing about racing – it’s all about driving into the unknown, propelling yourself forward on a track using speed, state-of-the-art tools, and a goal-oriented mindset. Racing – and the sim racing experience – are driven by constant growth and refining your own skill.

I love it, and I think you will too. I’m excited to share this with you, bring racing simulator technology and open up the world of esports.

More Upcoming Events at ARL
Upcoming
December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022
4:00 pm
Join us for this FREE Morrisville event for car aficionados featuring all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles – including vintage, show cars, and luxury favorites.
Expired
November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022
3:00 pm
Join us for this FREE Morrisville event for car aficionados featuring all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles – including vintage, show cars, and luxury favorites.
Expired
October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022
3:00 pm
Join us for this FREE Morrisville event for car aficionados featuring all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles – including vintage, show cars, and luxury favorites.
Expired
September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022
3:00 pm
Join us for this FREE Morrisville event for car aficionados featuring all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles – including vintage, show cars, and luxury favorites.
Expired
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August 26, 2022
August 28, 2022
6:00 pm
We will be making our debut of our new sim trailer at VIRginia International Raceway during the IMSA race weekend!