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Monday 10 January 2022

Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited NVP Product Expo

2022 Louisville NVP Product Expo Canceled

In the United States, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited (LeMans Corporation) has announced the cancelation of the planned 2022 Louisville, Kentucky NVP Product Expo that had been scheduled for January 29-30, 2022.

Citing the "unmanageable risks associated with the Omicron variant of the global COVID-19 pandemic," the company said that "it is with heavy hearts that LeMans Corporation announces the cancelation of the show.
"After very careful consideration, the decision was made in what we feel is in the best interest and safety of the industry. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause."
This is the second consecutive year LeMans has had to cancel what has become a staple of the vendor selling season; this time at very short notice. In theory, Drag Specialties' next such event will be its (also theoretically annual) season starting NVP at Madison, Wisconsin, after Sturgis in August.

"Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties continue to look forward and plan for the future with one goal - "continue to support our dealers and vendors as we work through these challenging times."  
The global pandemic has disrupted the motorcycle events calendar for 24 months now and, for as long as public health issues need to rank as the most important of considerations for event organizers, it is becoming increasingly apparent that 2022 may not yet see the global schedule return to pre-pandemic levels of activity.
This has been a brave decision by LeMans, especially at such short notice, and kudos to the company for taking the decision.