It looks like the championship repeat is almost out of question for Vaughn Gittin Jr. after he failed to qualify in Long Beach. With the points system it is virtually impossible (not statistically) to win a championship. Needless to say nobody has done it in history to date.
In his favor might be the retirement of Tanner Foust and Sam Hubinette’s failure to compete at Long Beach could mean he has a chance but I doubt it. One of the Falken teammates or Chris Forsberg I think is going to step to the task of running a championship points race without JR in the running.
(Vaughn Gittin qualified 33rd)