Setting the engine straight with about .5 deg down is a good TLAR setting. You'll get more speed in cruise, and use less left rudder on the descent. Your right leg will get a workout on the take off - but that is only 20 seconds or so. You will need more right leg pressure in the climb too.
A cockpit adjustable rudder trim would be most helpful if this mod is done.
One of the past Reno pilots claimed 5kt around the course with the engine straightened out. Also, Cirrus did that same thing to get the SR22 to reach the speed goal the company had in mind when installing the 550 over the 360.
"Not everyone needs a Rocket. Some folks, however, shouldn't live life without one.
You know who you are."
Budd Davisson, 1997