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My son had similar problem.  I had adjusted everything before he drove and everything measureed within tolerance.  When he came in it was smoking.  I checked everything again and everything measured within tolerance.  Thinking he was riding the brake a bit I put some more freeplay in the pedal.  Thus if he set his foot on the pedal it did not even start to move the pads until it went in about 1 inch.  He came back in the next session with no problem.

I found out after the fact that he had actually spun out a couple of times in the first session because the brakes were too responsive.  (The track he was at has a large portion that is not visible from the stands.)  the brake adjustment helped his driving, and he was not burning the pads.