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.
In Cars 3, he competes in the 2016 Piston Cup season, against many Next-Gen racers. He can still be seen racing at the Los Angeles International Speedway, and after that, he gets replaced by a next-gen racer named Paul Conrev.
Ponchy is a Brawny Motor Co. Spark GT, based on a Dodge Intrepid. He uses Lightyear racing tires. He has a blue and white livery with a red and white 90 on his doors, his spoiler is orange. In Cars 3, Ponchy's design goes through some small changes, most notably his model, as he is now a Capitol Motors Mark II, like most of the returning racers from Cars. He now has yellow rims instead of black rims and his spoiler is also light-blue. Other changes from his design from Cars to Cars 3 is the Bumper Save logo no longer being horizontal on his hood, the number 90 being place under his right headlight and his grille no longer being two-pieced, rather just singular. He also has the word "Lightyear" above his front tires on his front fenders.
- 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.
- His 2017 Cars 3 Die-cast release had 2 variations, one with black rims, and one with yellow rims, the yellow rims would be the accurate ones, as seen in his artwork.
- His Cars 3 2017 Chinese Die-cast has black eyelids which is inaccurate. This was fixed when Ponchy was rereleased from Thailand in 2020.
Names in other languages
- Hungarian: Lavina Ponchy