"375 helmeted daredevils and plenty of non-racing hell-raisers"
"Because the antics of an unruly minority reflect on the dignity of motorcycling, the American Motorcycle Association may hire special police at future races. One duty will be to restrain sophomoric cyclists who amused themselves this year by tossing firecrackers into the crowd."
Of the 155 bikes that started the race, only 45 finished. There were multiple injuries and even deaths by the time the race was over. Floyd Emde won the race by only 12 seconds, but he did hold his lead the entire race. This was the first time a rider led the entire Daytona 200 and the last time that Indian Motorcycle won that race.