Piston Cup racer (former)
Ponchy Wipeout used to work as a stunt-double. While he was working on set for film HighJinx has been noticed recruited to be a professional race car. After that he started racing in Piston Cup Racing Series for Bumper Save team with number 90.
In Cars, Ponchy raced in the 2005 season including the final race at the Motor Speedway of the South. with his crew chief, Ben Doordan giving him orders during it. During the race, Chick Hicks caused an accident in an attempt to further his lead on Lightning McQueen, which Ponchy was involved in, and was seen hitting Ruby Oaks. Although Ponchy received some minor damage, he was able to continue racing. During the last leg of the Dinoco 400, Chick Hicks shouted at him "Come on, come on, come on!" annoying Ponchy.
- Ponchy was working as a stunt-double on a movie about a pair of wise-cracking California Highway Patrol officers called "HighJinx", when he was spotted and recruited to be a professional race car. Ponchy's gone from the big screen to the little screen, but at least it involves a lot less intentional crashing.
- Source: Car Finder
- Despite die-cast releases of the Cars 3 Bumper Save racer coming with the name "Ponchy Wipeout", this racer is notably different from Ponchy Wipeout himself, such as being shorter, having a higher roof and different headlight stickers. It's possible that he went through a small body change during the events between Cars and Cars 3.
Names in other languages
- Hungarian: Lavina Ponchy