You might want to look into doing the auto-x novice school (usually in March). Its a good introduction to how the sport works and alot of driving time with an instructor.
Yes, I definitely recommend the novice school its how I got started. The instructors are really good at showing you how 'not' to drive, right Muggy... [;)] j/k
Sign-up early as soon as they open registration since it fills up quick (you have a while and I don't think dates have been set yet).