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Nationality: Argentinean
Location: Rafaela, Argentina
Born: 14 January 1934
Team: MeganiuM Aces High
First race: Rivendel, July 2004
Championship titles: none

Argentinian racer, member of MeganiuM Aces High, AbuRaf70 or simply "AbuRaf" (also known by his real name Anelio) was a well-liked member of the community, known for his enthusiastic and steady participation throughout the races. He also had a number of solid results, including a race victory on Geometry, the third round of SDR 2007 RH contest. His debut in online competitions was in 4dsL Rivendel track along with his son, SergioBaro and his grandson Veloz.

Having joined the Stunts community at the age of 70 (hence, his nickname) and active all the time for 13 years until his death at 83 years of age on 21 January 2017, AbuRaf is one of the most iconic characters in Stunts history, if not the most. Upon his death, a series of tributes followed from the community, including special tracks and races.

The announcement

On January 23th of 2017, SergioBaro wrote in the ZakStunts shoutbox:

(translated from Spanish by Google Translator) "Hello friends, with deep pain, I must announce that my father AbuRaf70 has passed away on Saturday the 21st at 5:30 p.m. (Argentina time) at the age of 83. Since he found this competition, it has been one of his most important priorities. So much that at the hospital, he was wondering about the new track Z186 and once started, he asked about the scoreboard. I modified a computer so that he can run on this new track from his hospitalization. He could only drive until he passed the first corner but he was very happy. Thank you all for being part of his life. See you forever. SergioBaro (his son)."

Original Message: "Hola amigos, con un profundo dolor, debo comunicar que ha fallecido mi padre AbuRaf70 el sábado 21 a las 17:30hs (hora de Argentina) a la edad de 83 años. Desde que conoció esta competencia ha sido una de sus prioridades mas importantes. Tal es así que internado, me preguntaba por la nueva pista Z186 y una vez comenzada, por el scoreboard. Modifiqué una computadora para que pueda correr en esta nueva pista desde su internación. Solo pudo manejar hasta pasar la primer curva pero quedando muy contento. Gracias a todos por haber formado parte de su vida. Hasta siempre. SergioBaro (su hijo)."

External links

AbuRaf70's race win on Geometry track (YouTube)