"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."
Ponchy Wipeout returns in Cars 3, though he has gone through a design change sometime since the events of the first film. One major difference is his eyelids turning from cyan to black. In the film, he competes in the 2016 Piston Cup season, though struggles with Jackson Storm and the next-generation racers. At the end of the season, he either retires or gets fired and is replaced by Paul Conrev, the next-generation Bumper Save racer.
- According to Cars Finder, Ponchy Wipeout is a Brawny Motor Co. Spark CT. In reality, this make and model does not exist.