In Cars, Wipeout 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. Although Wipeout receives some minor cosmetic damage, he is able to continue competing, but loses to a three-way tie between McQueen, Hicks, and Strip Weathers.
In Cars 3, Wipeout competes in the 2017 Piston Cup season, against the likes of many next-generation racers, such as Jackson Storm.
"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."