John Force has had a number of archrivals throughout the years.
Some of them gave him real fits (Cruz Pedregon, Tony Pedregon, Al Hofmann, Whit Bazemore, Jerry Toliver). Some had fun needling him and vice versa (Gary Scelzi). Some from his own age group he appreciated as old-fashioned racers (Ed "The Ace" McCulloch, Chuck Etchells). And some he saw as the up-and-coming wave of NHRA Funny Car stars (Ron Capps, Del Worsham, Matt Hagan).