I'm pretty sure you can just about as easily make it function to keep it shifted so the RPMs stay lower thus keeping the motor in its torque band..where ever that may be or if you even want to do that.
I don't particularly care about "Race legal". I used to race with a local group and they had a class where most anything goes.
They believe it keeps the inovative spirit going. Some of these guys are running 14.4+ volts lithium packs. Its just as important to have bleeding edge setup with some unique inovation as it is to be a good driver. I think they cap the number of consecutive wins before you have to sit out, They toyed around with the idea of making the winner set up a class to disclose the secrects if they won X years.
I'm mainly fishing to see if A: anyone has done it and it sucked
one it and it worked well C: Never been done to most peoples knowledge. D: See what input people have if they have some ideas about its potential.
So far I'm ready to buy a new Car and start working on it. I'm working on trading my Xbox for a Mini-T and I also have a old vanessa's Lunch Box RC Van that is larger and easier to work on.