PDM Racing and its rookie IRL IndyCar driver Scott Mayer are busy preparing themselves for the upcoming Toyota Indy 300 at Homestead with Mayer proclaiming himself "way ready" to finally make his series bow.

After continuing to work alongside young German driver Alex Muller during last week's Open Test at Homestead, Mayer should finally make his IRL IndyCar debut this coming weekend at the 1.5-mile oval in the team's familiar #18 Dallara-Chevrolet.

"I can't wait," said Mayer, who has spent more than a year testing with the team. "I've got well over 2,000 miles of testing in these cars. I'm anxious to get in a race condition and show what I can do when the green flag drops."

Although Mayer is only confirmed to do the first four races of 2003, up to and including the Indianapolis 500, he believes that a couple of head-turning performances could lead to some potential primary sponsorship.

"I'm ready," he continued. "I'm way ready. Good Lord willing, we're ready for it and are going to turn some heads and make some things happen."

The Indianapolis based squad, one of a small handful of teams left in the IRL who were around when the series was born in 1996, will carry the colours of several associate backers during the 2003 season opener including QPS Staffing, the United States Marine Corps and the Blue Heron Beach Resort.