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Winnipeg race car driver Amber Balcaen survives serious crash in Missouri

A Winnipeg race car driver says she has injuries but will heal after a “serious” crash Saturday night.
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 18: Amber Balcaen at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Developmental Program at New Smyrna Speedway on October 18, 2016 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Cleary/NASCAR via Getty Images)

A Winnipeg race car driver says she has injuries but will heal after a “serious” crash Saturday night.

Amber Balcaen was racing at a dirt track in Grain Valley, Missouri when her car flipped and rolled mid-air numerous times before crashing into the racetrack wall.

On social media, she said she suffered a collapsed lung, concussion, burns to her body and that she is “very sore.”

However, she expects to be released from hospital Monday.

Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman sent his well-wishes.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 18: Amber Balcaen at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Developmental Program at New Smyrna Speedway on October 18, 2016 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Cleary/NASCAR via Getty Images)