NRG Stadium is located 1.1 mi from The Woman’s Hospital of Texas via Old Spanish Trail and Kirby Dr.
How To Drive A Stick Car at NRG Stadium
Because you've familiarized yourself with the gear shift, pedals, steering wheel and their placement inside a manual transmission vehicle; it's time to learn going into first gear and drive at low speeds. For brand new drivers of manual cars, this can be especially tricky, even more so if you've only ever driven an automatic car. To be frank, you're possibly going to get a couple sputters and false starts while you're learning how to shift into 1st gear on a manual car. In case it happens to you, don't worry. You and your vehicle's engine will be more than alright. You might just be a little put off with how shaky it gets, but manual vehicles are created to survive a bit of wear and tear. Honestly, you're probably underestimating how durable they really are. Now, when you're doing stick shift driving lessons, this is how any driving school or instructor will usually teach you to get a manual car into first gear. Slide the shifter knob to neutral position with your right hand, push down on the brake with your right foot and keep your left foot on the floor; once in position, turn the engine on. If you haven't already disengaged, make sure to pull up the emergency brake. Next, take your left foot and push down on the clutch until you hit the floor. Then, carefully press down on the gas pedal with your right foot until the RPMs arrive at 1500. Once you're there, take care to keep your foot steady on the gas. Then, count back from 7 secs as you ease your left foot off of the clutch pedal. Do this very carefully and keep it as consistent as possible. When done correctly, you'll hit the clutch bite point and it will get the manual transmission car rolling. After releasing the clutch, push down on the gas to pick up speed with your stick shift vehicle. Keep going until you hit 2500 to a max 3000 RPMs with the engine, then you can start slowing down. To successfully decelerate, practice your clutch work again, starting with pushing the clutch pedal fully. Then, move your right foot to the brake pedal from the gas. Important to note here, the clutch ALWAYS comes before the brake. When you've pressed the brake down to the floor, the stick shift car should come to a stop. When stopped, slide the driving stick into the N position and engage the emergency brake. When safely parked, pull up your feet from the clutch and brake pedals.