SUMMIT POINT, W. VA., JULY 10 -- Car racing enthusiasts in the Washington area usually have to travel several hundred miles to see a top-quality professional road race.

But this Sunday at 2 p.m., the professional road racing circuit makes a stop at nearby Summmit Point Raceway for the Mid-Atlantic Toyota Grand Prix for Camel GT cars. The competition highlights a weekend of pro and amateur races with $142,000 in prize money.

Among the drivers expected for the Toyota Grand Prix is former Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner.

Sunday's Camel GT series race at Summit Point will be 300 kilometers with a $66,000 purse, $10,000 of which goes to the winning drivers. Two divisions of cars will be racing: GTO, for cars with engines more than three liters in displacement, and GTU, for cars with engines less than three liters in displacement.

The cars are based on production automobiles, but they are high-tech racing machines, developing up to 600 horsepower and going almost 200 mph. Sophisticated aerodynamics, chassis and suspensions give them cornering capabilities similar to Indy cars.

"These cars have very nimble acceleration, going from 50 to 150 {mph} in something like five seconds," said Chris Cord, currently the leading driver in the GTO series.

Thirty-eight cars are entered in Sunday's Camel GT race. It will be the biggest professional race ever run at Summit Point.

After almost three hours of qualifying in the morning, racing will begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with a six-hour $22,000 Firestone Firehawk sports/touring race. Sunday at 10 a.m., a three-hour $18,500 Firestone Firehawk sports race will be held. These races are for slightly modified stock street cars.

A 30-minute Barber Saab Pro Series race for Formula One-style cars with Saab turbo engines follows the Camel GT race.