Hey, everybody is noob the first tiime they try something. The T5 is a "tour" rally by SCCA definitions, which means it is nothing at all like the FIA Rallys you see on TV where crazies throw their cars around on a closed course.
The T5 is a very straightforward tour thru the countryside, at speeds a little below
the posted limits. Course following is deliberatly simple, the main thing is maintaining the correct speed (which is harder than you might think). Your Civic will be fine, but please note that you will need a navigator to keep the driver advised of upcoming turns and correct speeds. (My
nagrivator has to keep my heavy foot in line all the time!)
Check this out: http://www.goss.com/rally.htm
for a good intro to TSD (Time/Speed/Distance) rallying.