Yeah, I was at track event at Blackhawk Farms and a young guy comes over to say that he loves his new ST as he was passing everyone in the novice group. A couple minutes later he comes back to ask whether his brake pads should crumbling into dust on his rims. I told him no, he was done for the day. If you are at all fast on the track, do not run on the stock pads. If you are getting started something like Hawk HP+ should do, but when you get really fast you have to move up to something like Hawk DT-60s. The stock single piston calipers work better than you might expect, but changing pads on them is a pain in the butt. The front retaining clips are hard to remove and the rear-endlinks have to be disconnected to get to the rear caliper slide pins. To remove the front caliper retainer clips get a large channel lock and there is another post on this site that recommends cutting off a 7mm allen to use on the rear caliper slide pins.