Ontario Northland’s Spike Driving Competition

Congratulations Trevor Tobicoe - 2018 Champion Spike Driver! 

Here are the final results for the 2018 Spike Driving Competition

Professional Division

1st Place Trevor Tobicoe      Final Time: 10.1 seconds
2nd Place Pierre Leveillé      Final Time: 12.21 seconds
3rd Place Phil Selman           Final Time: 12.69 seconds 

Amateur Division

1st Place Lance Johnson       Final Time: 10.03 seconds
2nd Place Leon Bailey            Final Time: 10.06 seconds
3rd Place Mike Labelle            Final Time: 11.08 seconds 

A Free Event for the Whole Family

To celebrate how northern Ontario was developed as a result of railroading and to relive some of the recreational pursuits of railroad workers and their families over 100 years ago, Ontario Northland will be hosting its 3rd Spike Driving Competition on June 16th in Englehart, ON.

Lots of activities for the entire family! See strong railroaders go head to head to drive 3 spikes into a single tie plate!

New this year are team relays! Watch amateurs give it all they got and work together. Teams of four will compete against each other to win top prize!  

Who can forget the kids – who will compete against each other to drive a nail in the fastest time possible. 

There will be a chip stand, kids zone full of activities, music and a chance to spend some time together as an Ontario Northland family while cheering on Spike Driving competitors. 

The Professional Spike Driving Competition requires skill, concentration and muscle to drive metal spikes into a square metal plate on a railroad tie. This is a timed event – two heats with the average of the two being the official time.

Sign up before June 1st and receive a free t-shirt!

Top Prize for Professional               $500 + Trophy

                      Top Prize for Amateur                  $250 + Trophy                   

*$100 bonus to 1st Place Professional who beats last year’s record time of 8.078 seconds

Top Prize for Team Relay                    $400 + Trophy

Kid’s Obstacle Course & Nail Driving               Participation Medal

Click here to register: Online Fillable Form | Downloadable Form

Check out last year’s video and get inspired!

Ontario Northland's 2017 Spike Driving Competition from Ontario Northland on Vimeo.


Official Rules