Today I went on a fast joy ride on some back roads in my 2014 Honda…

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Today I went on a fast joy ride on some back roads in my 2014 Honda Civic Lx manual (99,700 miles) I was driving down a curvy road and a decent speed and I did a lot of hard braking. The brakes got real hot and they started to spark if I slam on them. I saw 1 spark shoot out of the wheel and then a bunch of little ones were made (car has the factory steel wheels with plastic covers keep in mind. I did some research on this and every site I looked (mostly forums) it is normal operation for racing brakes (due to the metallic brake compound) but my Honda doesn’t have race brakes, it only has the standard auto zone brake pads and Ac-delco brake rotor with only 30,000 miles on it (changed the rotors and pads around 65k and have about 40% pad life on both fronts and the rotors show no signs of scoring or warping). The car is on it’s 3rd set of pads and it’s second set of rotors. They never did this with the original Honda brake pads nor the second set of autozone pads with original Honda rotor when the brakes got hot before I changed them. I just want to make sure I’m reading the internet pages correct and that this is normal operation for heavy use.