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Formula DRIFTers to compete at X16

Formula DRIFTers prepare to compete at X Games 16.

Updated: July 16, 2010, 4:38 PM ET
By Jen Horsey

Drifting, a sport that has been described as a controlled accident, is lending some of its best drivers to X Games in 2010.

The discipline -- where drivers are judged on how well they can slide their powerful, rear-wheel drive cars sideways around a course -- is very different from rally competition. The courses are short, performances are judged rather than timed, they follow a knock-out elimination format and they're on tarmac.

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