The Lakeside Hammers speedway team are hosting their press and practice day today before hosting old rivals Eastbourne Eagles in the Lee Richardson Memorial Trophy tomorrow.
They’ll take to the track to go through their paces and the club will also select their final team member at reserve.
A bumper crowd is expected for Friday’s meeting in memory of one of the club’s all-time great riders.
Lee Richardson also raced for Eastbourne and the fifth anniversary of his passing following a crash in Poland is fast approaching.
Hammers co-boss Jon Cook said: “Lee cut his young speedway teeth on the old junior track at Eastbourne, his local track and spent a season with the club.
“He went on to join the Hammers and went on to captain our team before his tragic death racing in Poland five years ago, how quickly time passes.”
Tomorrow`s meeting will also see some demonstration BMX riding from representatives of Braintree Bullets.