Sep 02, 2013 10:03 PM EDT

John Schneider Withdraws From Car Racing After Pal Flips BMW In High-Speed Crash? [VIDEO & REPORT]


John Schneider confirmed that he is quitting car racing after seeing a close friend flipped a BMW in a high-speed crash at 150 miles per hour, Star Pulse reported Monday.

The 'Dukes of Hazzard' actor became an avid racer after starring in one of the beloved 1980s series; however, he has now opened up that he is to withdraw from the fast-paced sport because of the scary accident involving a close friend.

"I loved racing 10 years ago and then one day I was in a race and I saw the people behind me make a mistake and a beautiful 12 cylinder BMW went upside down at 150 miles an hour in a desert, and, from that moment on, I honestly lost my nerve," Schneider told

John also shared that he realized the risk he was facing in the sport after a race in a desert, where halfway through he told his friend that they should play golf instead from that time one.

Meanwhile, earlier reports said that John Schneider is to work with some of the most famous horror movie actors in a horror comedy movie entitled 'Smothered' under his own film company.

Schneider said that after he began working on John Schneider's Fairlight Films in Baton Rouge, he realized that he wanted to run his own movie company.

"It stars Kane Hodder, who was Jason Vorhees (in the "Friday The 13th" movies), Don Shanks, who was Michael Myers (in "Halloween 5"), R.A. Mihailoff, who was Leatherface (in "Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III"), William Moseley, who was Otis from "House of A Thousand Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects," and Brea Grant, who is from Rob Zombie's "Halloween" and "Dexter," Schneider shared on the radio show when asked who the actors were.

"I kind of feel like the champion of the disenfranchised because these are all the guys in the mask... None of these guys have ever starred in a movie without a mask or some weird disguise, so this is all those serial killers unveiled in this movie. I have a cameo," John added.

Schneider said that he is projecting that the film will be released in December 13, 2014, a Friday, to give fans something to look forward in light of the "Friday the 13th" notion.

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