James Camilleri death: Crash crew team leader from Eastern Creek Speedway passed away suddenly

James Camilleri
James Camilleri, Australian Speedway crew member passed away


James Camilleri, NSW-based Eastern Creek Speedway / long-time Parramatta City Raceway crash crew member from Sydney, Australia passed away. Let’s see how did James die and his cause of death in detail.

How did James Camilleri die?

James, a Crash crew team leader from Eastern Creek Speedway passed away unexpectedly. This sad news was announced by his son, Liam Camilleri on social media post in the following post.

It is with great sadness and heartache to announce that our beloved Dad has passed away today unexpectedly.

The family is all in shock and is grieving the loss of such an amazing Partner/Father/Pop.

We will keep you posted on funeral arrangements at a later date.

Who was James Camilleri?

James aka Camo was a crew member of Sydney Speedway team. Additionally, he was a crew team leader from Eastern Creek Speedway. 

He was also a member of the NSW Speedway Kart Club(NSWSKC). Camo was from Rooty Hill, New South Wales, Australia. He lived in Sydney, Australia.

He was an amazing man and he was a crash crew veteran, husband father, and grandfather. 

James Camilleri cause of death:

James passed away suddenly on May 21, 2023, after being ill for some time. Australian Speed way community is in complete grief after his sudden passing.

Sprintcar Association of NSW also announced the death news of James in the following statement,

The speedway community lost one of its own today, with the passing of Crash Crew leader James Camilleri. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. To his family and friends, the Sprintcar Association of NSW sends its deepest condolences. RIP James Camilleri.

Following the death of James, tributes flooded social media. His friends and family members have made a heartfelt condolences on social media.

James will be survived by his beloved wife, Kerrie Smithurst, his sons and his grandchildren. Our thoughts are with his family during this sad time. Post your tribute to James in the comment box given below.

Tributes to James Camo:

Crashys Imageineight Photo’s posted,

Sorry Guys Im Shattered
To Me These Guys Are Part Of My Family.
Today We Lost James, aka Camo
Someone who was there with advice if you were doing something wrong and always with a smile making sure your ok.
To The Camilleri Family, Please I Feel Your Pain As Well.
Just Remember To Say See You Again And Not Goodbye!
Rest In Peace James.
Make Sure You Say Gday To Dutchy and The Guys For Us.

Shute Racing Team posted,

Yesterday the speedway family lost a great man.
It was only 4 weeks ago he was out there helping 1 of our drivers. You knew that they were in safe hands when the legend James Camilleri was around.
Our condolences go out to the Camilleri family.
You will be missed tremendously.
Rest easy James

Resqmed Services posted,

We are truly saddened and unbelievably shocked to hear about the sudden passing of the crash crew team leader from Eastern Creek Speedway. My team and I truly appreciated, valued and respected your input, direction and experience to work together and looking after the amazing drivers of Speedway. Your passion, enthusiasm and dedication is remarkable and in speaking to our team today, we like many others are in disbelief. RIP James Camilleri

Anthony Loxley posted,

I am in absolute shock… The loss of crash crew veteran, father, grandfather, partner and one of the best human beings on earth, James Camilleri, is nothing short of devastating.
To his partner Kerrie, and his wonderful kids – his entire family and friends – there are not enough words to express this loss…
Always in my heart, mate. And thank you for all you have done to help others in need in the world of speedway.
We owe you James – forever.

Lan Baines posted,

Such devastating news tonight. I will always be grateful for our chats in the pits after racing. A good man taken way too soon ….. RIP James Camilleri My love and prayers go out to his beautiful family.


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