Gary Nixon takes the checkered flag from AMA Starter Duke Pennell at the 1967 Daytona 100-Mile Lightweight race. The race would later be called the Daytona International Lightweight and finally the Daytona 250 Grand Prix.
Nixon battled high winds and the temperature never climbed above a chilly 48 degrees. 150 riders attempted to qualify for the 80 spots on the grid in the Lightweight race that year. Nixon averaged 94.09 mph during the 100-mile race and led every lap en route to victory over Suzuki mounted Dick Hammer. Roberts Winters rounded out the podium finisher on another Yamaha.