MX Sports announced today the appointment of Jeff Canfield into the full-time position of AMA Toyota Motocross Series Director. Canfield comes to MX Sports with a wealth of experience on the professional motocross level, having worked with AMA Pro Racing since January of 2000. Most recently, Canfield managed AMA Pro Racing’s sanctioning and officiating activities for the AMA Monster Energy Supercross and AMA Toyota Motocross series’. “Jeff brings a great deal of racing knowledge to MX Sports,” said MX Sports President Carrie Coombs-Russell. “He has excellent relationships with the riders, team managers and mechanics. He served as series manager for AMA Pro Racing this past year and will make a smooth transition for 2009.” Canfield, who will be headquartered at the MX Sports offices in Morgantown, W.Va., enters his new role with optimism, stating, “MX Sports has implemented a lot of exciting changes for the 2009 season that will really enhance the overall look and feel of motocross racing in the U.S. We have met with the teams and the riders in obtaining their input on these changes.” The AMA Toyota Motocross Championship enters its 38th season with a new look and schedule that features a one-day, Saturday racing format, a change from the traditional two-day format. The 12-race series kicks off on Saturday, May 23 from Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. For more information, please contact AMA Toyota Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at Media@MXNationals.com or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.