Edith Pittenger of Muncie, Ind., seems to be having a good time at age 102. For her birthday six years ago, she took a few laps around Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Arie Luyendyk Jr., and for her 100th birthday she went parasailing. This year, she returned to the Brickyard for another spin around the track with three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti.
I just gave 102-year-old Edith a ride in the 2-seater around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. pic.twitter.com/bNyrDS4FRy— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) May 13, 2014
She did have one complaint, per the Muncie Star Press:
How was that?
“Great!” she said later, now safely back in her southeast-side home. “This was a fun day.”
However, she did have one complaint.
“He said 180 is the maximum,” she said of Andretti. “I wanted to do 200, but he wouldn’t do that.”
Pittenger now has a standing invitation from Andretti to return to the track for some hot laps every year, as long as the 74-year-old whipper-snapper racing legend doesn’t try to get too fresh. After Andretti planted a kiss on Pittenger, she told the 42 family members on hand that “I don’t want anybody else to do that.”