The Lakeside Hammers have pulled out of a race meeting tonight as a mark of respect for Lee Richardson, who died while competing in Poland.
The speedway team has cancelled its scheduled Elite League match with the Coventry Bees.
Hammers owner Stuart Douglas said they felt it was the right thing to do.
The world of speedway has been paying its respects to Lee Richardson.
Many of his colleagues took to Twitter to leave their tributes, with Belle Vue rider Rory Schlein summing up the feelings of those who knew the Lakeside Hammers rider.
Speedway riders have been paying tribute to Lee Richardson.
British international Lewis Bridger called for the sport to be halted for a day as a mark of respect.
Tributes have been paid to British speedway rider Lee Richardson, who has been killed in Poland.
World champion Greg Hancock was among his colleagues who took to Twitter to pay their respects.
Speedway rider Lee Richardson has died following a crash in Poland, his British team confirmed last night.
Richardson, 33, was competing for PGE Marma Rzeszow against Betard Sparta Wroclaw when he crashed into a safety fence.
A statement on the Hammers' website read: "All at the club are devastated at the loss of a great captain, man and more than anything else a wonderful father and husband.
"Our thoughts are with his family at this most sad of times and we know that all Hammers fans will share our total devastation at this tragic news."
Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook added: "I am numb and just can't take this in.
"Lee's loss to his family is beyond imagination and I can't see further than that at the moment."