"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 will return 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.
- According to Cars Finder, Ponchy Wipeout is a Brawny Motor Co. Spark CT. In reality, this make and model does not exist.