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Byline: James Cain Reporter james.cain@trinitymirror.com

FOR decades Teesside Karting has offered some of the finest karting experiences in the country.

Current owners Bob and Tracy Pope took over Teesside Karting on South Bank Road, Middlesbrough, in 1998.

Since then, the track, also one of the longest in the UK, soon became the home of the British 24-hour kart race and has been developed into a multipurpose venue for karts, bikes and even cars.

Back in 2003, it was then Boro manager Steve McClaren who cut the tape to open the autodrome's track extension.

And by the looks of it, first team players Mark Schwazer, Chris Riggot and Malcolm Christie couldn't resist a go.

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| Teesside Karting owner Tracy Humphreys (now Pope) at her South Bank track in 2001

TTE staff and students at Teesside Karting in 2005

Youngster David Hodgson, of Kirklevington, in 2003

Boro's Mark Schwarzer, Chris Riggott and Malcolm Christie in 2003

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jan 11, 2016
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