I'll let you try one out if you really want Tim. It;s a great ESC for any brushed motor. It is overkill for what you want but yes, it will work great. Go to the Tekin site and look at all the spec's and then compare it to any of the other ESC's out there.
Having the hotwire behind it just makes it that much easier to use and set up.
This is a very popular ESC amongst the crawler sect because of the ease of set up, small size, and incredible drag brake.