Ponchy Wipeout is a professional race car who races for the Bumper Save team in the Piston Cup Racing Series. He is a Brawny Motor Co. Spark GT with a blue and white livery, and his racing number is 90.
"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."
In Cars, Ponchy competes in the 2005 Piston Cup final at the Motor Speedway of the South. During the race, Chick Hicks causes an accident in an attempt to further his lead on Lightning McQueen, which Ponchy is involved in and is seen hitting Ruby "Easy" Oaks. Although Ponchy receives some minor cosmetic damage, he is able to continue racing, but loses to a three-way tie between McQueen, Chick, and Strip Weathers.
In Cars 3, Ponchy competes in the 2016 Piston Cup season, against the likes of many next-generation racers, such as Jackson Storm. However, after Los Angeles 500, Ponchy either retires or gets fired by Bumper Save and gets replaced by a next generation racer named Paul Conrev for the 2017 Florida 500.
Appearance in Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2019)
Along with several other Piston Cup Racers and characters from other movies, Ponchy makes a cameo appearance when the movie is rewinding back to the beginning.
- Jess Harnell (UK/US)
- In Cars 3 and Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2019), he is seen with blue eyelids and yellow rims, but on the diecast, he has black eyelids, and there is also a version where he has black rims.