Take a Moment to Meet the Folks that make Queers4Gears Possible
Michael T. Myers - Founder, Chief Wise-Ass, Host of ”Out of the Tunnel”
Michael grew in Spartanburg, SC – home of NASCAR legends David Pearson, Bud Moore, and Cotton Owens. He now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Myers founded Queers4Gears in September of 2009 as a daily online resource for gay and lesbian NASCAR fans. Each week his “catty” Gaynalysis of each race details all of the drama between the
drivers divas on and off the track. He also co-hosts the “Out of the Tunnel” podcast with Hannah Rickards.
Myers is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and has covered races in NASCAR, Indy Car, NHRA and at local short tracks since 2009.
Michael enjoys long golf cart rides along the beach and buring trash in his back yard. He can lift a diecast car with one arm and loves baby seals.
Troy announced his first stock car race at the age of 14 at Riverside Speedway in northern NH, a ¼ mile asphalt bullring near his hometown. After a 10 year tenure at Riverside (including two seasons as chief starter), Germain moved up to the staff announcer role for the American Canadian Tour (ACT), and Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. During his 10 season with ACT, Troy travelled all across the Northeast, Quebec and Ontario announcing and flagging for both the Candian and US touring late model series.
In 2005, Germain hosted the “Weekend Thunder” NASCAR post-race show on 1510 The Zone, the only NASCAR station in Boston. He also called races for the Motor Racing Network (MRN) at Texas Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen, and Road America. Currently, taking a break from the live race announcing, Germain is residing Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was the co-host of The Queers4Gears Radio Hour in 2011 and will be working on special projects in the future.
Ross Bynum – Indycar Contributor
Ross, a resident of Houston, TX, is originally from the small town of Soso, MS – home of…not much. Bynum, a former go-kart racer, grew up around the dirt tracks of Mississippi watching his uncles race which cultivated a passion for cars and racing.
Ross began contributing to the Q4G team in 2011 as the site expanded its coverage into Indycar. He provides coverage of Indycar news, a Gaynalysis of each event, and authors As the Firestone Turns – a weekly recap of off-track happenings in the world of Indycar including driver interviews and Twitter tidbits.
In his free time Bynum enjoys go-karting, gardening, 80′s music, and swimming. It is rumored he can quote the entire Steel Magnolias movie and likes to yell at the television while watching Jeopardy. Although quite the Southern gentleman, he has been known to dance around his loft in his underwear listening to Britney Spears.
Follow him on Twitter: @therossbynum
Cody Globig – F1 and V8 Super Cars Contributor
Cody is a 20-something journalism student at the University of Cincinnati. Sadly, he grew up there too… Our man from the Queen City (hardy-harr-harr, how ironic) grew up fixing cars and doing home improvement projects with his father and grandfather (wait, how did he turn out gay?) until he was bitten by the racing bug in 2001.
He began contributing to Q4G in 2011 and covers all things international, but mainly with a focus on the Formula One World Championship and the V8 Supercar series. He also pens our weekly section “The Young and the Wreckless”.
You’d think this diminutive (only 5’3″) wordsmith would overcompensate for things, but it’s not true: his first car was a tiny little baby blue 1967 SAAB 96 with 46 horsepower. Nowadays you can find Cody gallivanting around writing articles for Verge Magazine (which he’s an editor of), hidden away in the back of a bar wiping people’s pockets dry hustling them in billiards, selling electronics and appliances at a major department store, or even wrenching on a fleet of vintage GM buses in his spare time. Okay, so maybe he’s overcompensating with the 30,000lb buses… Don’t judge.
Follow Cody on Twitter: @theSAABWriter
Hannah “Honey Badger” Rickards / Co-Host of the “Out of the Tunnel” Podcast
Hannah is Q4G’s resident straight person. Strict goverment regulations require that this many gay people have at least one straight around to keep us all in line! She would like to thank her father and Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado for instilling a love of motorsports at a very early age.
In 2009 Rickards began hosting a weekly webcast for Las Vegas Motor Speedway called ‘This Week at LVMS’ and assumed the role of Victory Lane Interviewer at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2010.
She is the co-host ‘Out of the Tunnel’ podcast with Michael Myers. Recently – Hannah scored her dream job and she will hit the road the 2012 season with SPEED’s Road Tour Team. She will be working track side at 21 events this season.
In her (rare) spare time she attempts to hip hop dance, run half-marathons, and regain all those calories via cake. ‘See you at the races!’
Follow Hannah at: @RannahHickards
Adam Lovelace – NASCAR Contributor
Adam was born at the age of zero and grew up in small-town Ohio. His passion for racing began in his early teen years as he raced BMX bikes while sporting mohawks, multi-colored hair and hating car racing because that’s what his family liked and liking what they liked just wasn’t cool. After attending his first stock car race at Michigan International Speedway that all changed.
He began working in the ARCA series with various teams, including the 1997 Rookie of the Year team. After his stint in ARCA and a lack of sponsorship for the team, Adam went back to school to get back into the motor sports world on the media side of the business and currently writes and shoots photography for Queers4gears and Speedwaymedia.com and has been published in Speedway Illustrated, Afterelton.com, and Towleroad.com.
Adam resides in the suburbs of Cincinnati with his partner of 10 years and three Dachshunds. He enjoys looking at Dale Earnhardt Jr, racing, college sports, camping, beaches, palm trees and playing with his wieners (the Dashshunds, come on now…) and has very little interest in musicals, theater, and hot chicks. Little known fact: Adam has never seen an episode of American Idol.
Carla Page – NASCAR Contributor
Born in Savannah, Georgia, Carla Page now lives in Iowa with her wife and three year old son. A Georgia Bulldog through and through, she bleeds red and black (unless it’s NFL Gameday and the Pack is playing, then she bleeds green and yellow). She’s been a race fan since before she could walk and a writer since she could hold a pencil.
Outside of winning the lottery, writing about motorsports has been Carla’s only lifelong dream. When not wrestling her three year old for the remote, or pretending to be Betty Crocker, she will be writing Dirty Air: News and Notes of the Weird from NASCAR for Queers4Gears. Her own dirty secret? Carla is addicted to reality shows like Hoarders and Toddlers and Tiaras.
Follow Carla on Twitter – @WrongRedneck