Ducote and mark webber, australian former professional racing driver, enjoying a ride in aspen summer 2017. At road america, ducote again teamed with borcheller and garnered a runner-up finish in between two (2) gt1 corvettes. Lastly, chapman has demonstrated his love for the arts and his commitment to the miami beach community through his service on the board of directors of the miami symphony orchestra & benefactor of the perez art museum miami.
He has been able to make time for occasional recreational go-charting and motorcross in order to feed his innate need for speed. He raced with numbers 7 & 8, along with kyle marcelli and several drivers new to the car. Lmpc orega-flm racecar, but with the newly formed merchant services racing team, which chapman co-owns.
On march 18, 2017, chapman ducote competed in the 65th annual mobil 1 twelve hours of sebring fueled by fresh from florida race. Ducotes latest finish places him in good contention for the overall championship trophy. Ducote ascended the podium an unprecedented five (5) times in 2008, and claimed third place in the 2008 gt1 championship.
In the always energetic motor city, detroit, ducote displayed his prowess for street circuits and ascended the podium once again. American and european races, taking four podiums with a win in italy. Long beach, teamed with jon field to claim another podium bringing the lmp1 home in third place.
Outside of racing and work at his office in miami, chapman enjoys road biking and yachting in palm beach, snow-boarding, snow-biking and snowmobiling in aspen and spear fishing and free-diving in the bahamas. Ducote wishes sponsored driver, gustavo yacaman, good luck at the 2018 rolex 24 hour race in daytona. .
And, whats a debut it was! Pitted against a field of seasoned european competition, ducote rose to the top in his jmb racing 99 formula le mans (flm) machine, and claimed his place on the coveted top step of the podium, making this his tenth career le mans series podium. In salt lake city, ducote claimed a third consecutive podium in the lola-aer. Chapman had retired briefly but still took part in hsr events and participated in roar before the 24 (2014-2016). Over the years, chapman has won several of the most competitive races in the american le mans series in a variety of cars including lmp1, lmpc, and a gt1 car for aston martin. Ducote proudly supports his sponsored racer at the 2018 x games in aspen, colorado.
A few short weeks later, ducote earned a third place finish at st. Currently, chapman ducote is the president and ceo of merchant services ltd, a full scale, vertically integrated credit card processing company headquartered in the heart of miami beach. Chapmans hands-on approach to maximizing veteran assets and mentoring star drivers, merchant services racing has shown incredible success and promise in its first year on the racing circuit and has provided chapman a vehicle to more closely determine his own racing programs in the future. Chapman had retired briefly but still took part in hsr events and participated in roar before the 24 (2014-2016). Clearly not just your average racer over the years chapman ducote has developed into a well-rounded individual and successful business man and continues to harvest new opportunities in both the business and racing worlds.
His intention to fully retire was trumped by his love for motorsports. Drove to third place finish with terry borcheller and antonio garcia to claim ducotes first alms podium. Oreca flm09 driven by don yount, buddy rice, mark kvamme, chapman ducote and gustavo yacaman. Mosport, ducotes favorite track, he brought the aston martin home in third place, very close to a second place finisher. Ducote completed a quadruple stint and the team finished third.
Long beach, teamed with jon field to claim another podium bringing the lmp1 home in third place. He has , when he entered his 7th season in alms. Ducote wishes sponsored driver, gustavo yacaman, good luck at the 2018 rolex 24 hour race in daytona. Ran imsa lites concurrently in the l1 class to claim fifth in the championship. On july 3rd, 2011, chapman ducote made his debut into european motorsports at the 6 hours of imola, the fourth race in the illustrious series of intercontinental le mans cup races. Ducote has remained with the intersport team and has continued to race le mans prototypes. Lmpc orega-flm racecar, but with the newly formed merchant services racing team, which chapman co-owns. Ducotes latest finish places him in good contention for the overall championship trophy. While unsurprisingly chapman now focuses the vast majority of his time and energy on building merchant services ltd, as well as its sister company, starboard funding which runs a merchant lending program. He is currently 2nd in the 2017 weathertech sportscar championship series, as well as, 2nd overall in the patron endurance cup championship.Find the latest business news on Wall Street, jobs and the economy, the housing market, personal finance and money investments and much more on ABC News